On Saturday, August 17, the Florida Democratic Party Rules Committee approved an amended resolution sponsored by Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis that would allow unaffiliated voters to vote in Democratic Primaries. Florida is currently a closed primary state. If an unaffiliated voter wants to participate in a primary, they currently would have to update their registration 29 days prior to the primary election. This barrier disenfranchises millions of unaffiliated voters, a growing number of which are young people and Hispanics.
The resolution now goes to the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee in October.Read more
In 1984, the Republican Party imposed what became known as the global “gag rule”, prohibiting federal funds to support health organizations that discussed family planning, the use of contraceptives, or access to abortion. It has since been overturned by every Democratic president, and reinstituted under every Republican administration. Extensive research on these thirty years has been clear: when funding is reduced for health-focused organizations that so much as discuss family planning, there is the unintended consequence of an increase in abortions due to more unplanned pregnancies.Read more
WE HONOR THE VICTIMS OF THE EL PASO AND OHIO SHOOTINGS AND PROTEST INACTION ON GUN CONTROL BY STATE AND NATIONAL LAWMAKERS
The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Miami Dade, the People’s Progressive Caucus of Miami Dade, Alianza for Progress, Young Progressives of America, The Maurice A. Ferré Puerto Rican Democratic Club and Florida Immigrant Coalition will hold a protest to demand action.
On Tuesday, August 6th, organizations, groups and individuals will gather at 6:30 PM in front of the Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, to honor the victims of this weekend’s shootings and to protest the inaction from local and national lawmakers on gun reform.