Miami-Dade Dems Announce Major Ad Buy, Release Second TV Spot in County Mayor’s Race

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Miami-Dade, Fla. - Today, the Miami-Dade Dade Democratic Party released its second television ad in the County Mayor’s race titled “Vision.” The ad will be backed by a $250,000 Spanish & English broadcast and cable buy to share Daniella Levine Cava’s vision with Miami-Dade voters.

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis shared, “In this defining moment in time, we need leaders like Daniella Levine Cava who will lead with vision and integrity. Daniella has led on critical issues her entire life and this election is a unique opportunity for Miami-Dade voters to elect a Mayor who will lead with science to get us through the pandemic and take on climate change with action. She will ensure access to healthcare is a right, especially as residents face the ongoing threats of a virus that is ravaging our neighborhoods. She’s running for Mayor because she wants to bring transparency, accountability, and progress to the Mayor’s office, and we will continue to invest resources so Miami-Dade residents hear directly from her.”

Miami-Dade Democratic Party First Vice Chair Maria Elena Lopez shared, “Miami-Dade voters are excited to elect Daniella Levine Cava because her vision for our County resonates with our community– her decades of experience, advocacy for every working family, and her willingness to bring people together, not divide us, sets her apart. We are proud to share her message  and help make history this November!”

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Corrupt Carlos: At it AGAIN

Another big contract for Corrupt Carlos’s cronies - Miami-Dade County bears the costs

MIAMI -– A shocking new report shows Corrupt Carlos gave a $368 million county contract that he has deep ties to.

“Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are going to Carlos’ friends and donors...again. This crooked deal confirms what we already knew: Carlos has been using his position for personal benefit at the detriment of the needs of his constituents,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “There is no place for this kind of self-serving exploitation in Congress or in Miami-Dade County.”

Highlights from the Miami New Times' explosive report:

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Miami-Dade Dems Release First Television Ad - “Lider”

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Miami-Dade, Fla. - Today, the Miami-Dade Dade Democratic Party released its first television ad in the County Mayor’s race titled “Lider.” The ad will be backed by a $50,000 buy to share Daniella Levine Cava’s exceptional record and experience as a community leader with Miami-Dade County voters.

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Committeewoman and State Senator Annette Taddeo shared, “I’ve known Daniella Levine Cava for a long time and she works every single day to improve her community and to give back to others. Daniella Levine Cava has what it takes to lead Miami-Dade through one of its most difficult moments ever and transform our County for the next generation, and it’s important for voters to learn more about her vision, experience and commitment to results.”

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Miami-Dade Dems Release First Digital Ad in 2020 Mayoral Race: “Shady Steve Bovo”

Miami-Dade, Fla. - Today, the Miami-Dade Dade Democratic Party released its first digital ad in the County Mayor’s race titled, “Shady Steve Bovo”. The ad will be backed by an initial five-figure digital buy to share with voters of Miami-Dade County who Steve Bovo truly is and his dangerous record. 

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairman Steve Simeonidis chairman shared, “It’s time that Miami-Dade voters get to know Steve Bovo and his dangerous record. From denying residents paid sick leave in the middle of a pandemic to blocking rent relief for hard hit families, Steve Bovo is no friend of working families. As we face the most defining crisis of our lifetime, residents simply cannot afford Steve Bovo and his disastrous policies that leave so many behind. Double-talk Steve Bovo will find it nearly impossible to mask his embrace of Donald Trump’s divisiveness and policies that put Nicolas Maduro ahead of democracy leader Juan Guiado; we won’t let voters forget that.”

Miami-Dade Democratic Party First Vice Chair Maria-Elena Lopez shared, “It’s clear that Steve Bovo will try to rewrite history as he attempts to mask his blind allegiance to Donald Trump and hide his reckless votes that hurt Miami-Dade families. I am confident voters will see past his double-talk because in the primary, Steve Bovo was Donald Trump’s biggest champion and owes families that fled Venezuela an apology for accepting campaign funds tied to the $15-million Maduro-money used by a former Republican congressman to control local Republican politicians.”


Statement on the Passing of Jack Lieberman

Today we learned that COVID-19 has taken a pillar of our community, Jack Lieberman.

This loss is incalculable. Jack was a fierce advocate for progressive candidates and causes who reminded us all to live our values every day. He was a true fighter whose commitment to the cause of basic dignity and empathy for all people has been evident for decades.

We are deeply saddened by this loss, and our hearts go out to his family. We ask all of you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. In this time of mounting loss, we must all remember to love each other, to remember that we are a community and to strengthen that community with the bonds of shared hardship, solidarity, and empathy—just like Jack always told us.


Statement on Reports of Human Rights Violations at Krome Detention Center

MIAMI-DADE, FL: Credible reports have emerged concerning egregious human rights violations against Muslim detainees being held at the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami. The reports claim that “ICE officers at Krome have repeatedly served pork or pork-based products to Muslim detainees, contrary to the detainees’ sincerely held religious belief that they are forbidden from consuming pork.”

Statement from Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis:

“I am deeply disturbed by the credible reports from ICE’s Krome Processing Center in Miami. These actions, if true, represent more than abuse and neglect, they represent a violation of basic human rights. The men and women who work for ICE are charged with upholding the United States Constitution, including the First Amendment, which guarantees the free exercise of religion, and the Eighth Amendment, forbidding cruel and unusual punishment. These constitutional rights do not end at the front door of the Krome Processing Center. We call on ICE to respond immediately to these allegations and to ensure that it is treating our Muslim brothers and sisters with dignity and respect.”

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Miami-Dade Democrats Congratulate Commissioner Eileen Higgins on Her First-Place Showing

MIAMI-DADE, FL: Commissioner Eileen Higgins won the highest vote share in today’s primary and will move on to the November runoff in a position of strength. 

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair, Steve Simeonidis, issued the following statement, congratulating Commissioner Higgins for her first-place showing.

“Commissioner Higgins has shown the strength of her support throughout County Commission District 5. I congratulate her on her first place showing tonight and I look forward to celebrating her reelection in the November runoff. We were proud to endorse her reelection, and we are proud that she has earned the support of the overwhelming plurality of her Miami-Dade constituents. It is clear that national Republicans like Marco Rubio wanted to take her out, but apparently his robocalls aren’t as effective as he thinks they are.”

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