MIAMI-DADE, FL: After images of Trump supporters making obscene gestures outside of La Ermita de la Caridad circulated widely on social media, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party condemned their actions.
Several prominent Cuban-American figures were spotted in the crowd, including Eliecer Avila Cicilia, who María Elvira Salazar has called a “friend and supporter.”
Statement of Maria-Elena Lopez, First Vice Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party:
“La Ermita de la Caridad is a sanctuary where thousands of Cuban exiles have come for comfort, to cry, to pray for freedom for Cuba. The actions of these Trump supporters are disgusting. If you have publicly objected to players kneeling during the national anthem but today are quiet while people standing in front of a church are giving the finger, please check your values.”
MIAMI-DADE: After Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez’s veto of a Miami-Dade County civilian review panel for police, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair released the following statement:
“People across this county have been calling for more police oversight for years, and those calls have been amplified in recent months following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Our democratically elected leaders did the right thing when they passed legislation to reestablish the Independent Civilian Panel, and Carlos Giménez was wrong to veto this panel — for the second time in two years — for political reasons. We need a civilian oversight panel with subpoena power, and once we replace our mayor with one who is responsive to the democratic will of the people, we will get one.”
The Miami-Dade Cuban-American Democratic Club has served for the past 10+ years as a forum for Democrats born in Cuba or of Cuban heritage to engage with local politicians and discuss important issues that are relevant to the community. With monthly meetings and presence on social media, the Club's goal is to educate Cuban-American voters while providing Democrats in the county with perspective from Cuban-American Democrats.
As you may know, Miami-Dade currently has several prominent Cuban-American Democrats serving in Tallahassee, such as Jose Javier Rodriguez and Javier Fernandez. We look to encourage other Cuban-Americans to get involved at all levels of government.Read more
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MIAMI-DADE, FL: Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis condemned the remarks of Donald Trump's director of rapid response, Giancarlo Sopo, whose private views about "Old Cubans" were revealed on Twitter today:
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed Commissioner Eileen Higgins for re-election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 5.
Eileen Higgins was elected on June 19th, 2018 to serve as the County Commissioner for District 5, a district that includes parts of Miami Beach, Downtown, and Brickell as well as Coral Way neighborhoods like the Roads, Silver Bluff, and Shenandoah — along with Little Havana and West Flagler to the north. Commissioner Higgins has fought for resiliency in the face of a changing environment, common sense gun reforms to keep us safe, and programs that afford everyone an equal shot at the American Dream. From more reliable transportation to sea level rise, from affordable housing to better paying jobs, she is a champion for the policies that help everyone in our community succeed.
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed former State Representative Robert Asencio for election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 11.
Mr. Asencio is a former state representative for House District 118, serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2016 to 2018. He’s now running to represent County Commission District 11, which includes large portions of Western Miami-Dade, including parts of West Tamiami, Kendall, The Hammocks, Country Walk, Kendale Lakes, FIU campus and large tracts of Miccosukee land. Rep. Asencio is running to improve transportation for district residents, as well as improving the economic opportunities for this district.