Wow — what a year 2013 was! We elected an incredible new chair in Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, sent our largest delegation ever to the state conference, and got involved in three critical (successful!) elections — but that's only part of the story. We couldn't believe how much we were all able to accomplish working together last year, so we put together an infographic that highlights some of our achievements. Click here for the full infographic.
2014 — here we come!
2014 is FINALLY here — and it's time to hit the ground running to make sure that we elect (and protect) Democrats in critical races this year! Join us on Monday, January 13th for our first general meeting of 2014 to learn about priorities and key elections this year, hear from special guest speaker Senator Nan Rich, and learn how YOU can get more involved today.
The meeting is Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 7 pm at the American Legion, with a potluck beforehand at 6 pm.Read more
Please join Representative Kionne McGhee for a toy drive benefiting the children of inmates on Tuesday, December 17th at News Lounge (5580 NE 4th Court, Miami 33137).Read more
A packed house of Democrats and elected officials from across Miami gathered to hear Ed Schultz receive the 2013 Progressive Champion award and Congressman Joe Kennedy deliver the keynote address.
But the event was first and foremost a celebration of Democrats in Miami-Dade — of all we have accomplished and all we are going to achieve together. We honored 5 outstanding Democratic leaders: Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, party leader Stephen Bittel, trailblazer Representative David Richardson, legislative champion Senator Oscar Braynon, and rising star Jon Adrabi.Read more
Ed Schultz came to Miami to receive our inaugural 2013 Progressive Champion award at the first-ever Blue Gala — and then pulled Annette for his show the next day! Catch her on the Ed Show talking about the governor's race and the critical importance of the Hispanic vote (video below):
Miami Dems to Celebrate Investing Locally by Recognizing 5 Florida Democratic Leaders
The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is excited to announce that it will present awards to five outstanding Florida Democratic leaders at the party's first-ever Blue Gala, taking place Sunday, November 17th at the Biltmore in Coral Gables.
The Lifetime Civic Leadership award will be presented to the Honorable Carrie P. Meek; the Party Leader award will be given to longtime Democratic champion and DNC Committeemember Stephen Bittel; Senator Oscar Braynon will receive the Legislative Champion award; Representative David Richardson will receive the Breaking Barriers award; & prolific Democratic fundraiser Jon Adrabi will receive the Rising Star award.
"The goal of the Blue Gala is to raise annual funds essential to sustaining our work building a local progressive movement in Miami," said Miami-Dade Dems Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "So it is also a perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the south Florida Democratic heroes who have opened doors, blazed trails, elected candidates, and passed laws that continue to make our state more equitable and more progressive."
Last night, Democrat Jeff Porter was elected Mayor of Homestead by a margin of 55 to 45 percent — despite being outspent four to one by Republican Mark Bell.
The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is proud to have led the ground effort in Homestead — knocking on nearly 5,000 doors, increasing Democratic turnout, and educating voters about Jeff's record as a public servant with phone and mail communication.Read more