The local Miami-Dade Democratic Party is not subsidized by the DNC. We are a self-funded, membership-driven organization of dedicated volunteers. We don't think our Party should be funded by special interests. That's not how we build a winning coalition.
If we truly want to be a Party of the people and for the people, then we need to be funded by the people. That's why we are asking our members to sign-up to become a Sustaining Member and commit to making a monthly recurring donation of at least $5.
This month (February 2018) we are also launching a fundraising competition with a goal of collectively raising $50,000. These funds will allow us to ramp up our efforts to:
- mobilize volunteers for the State House Special Election in May;
- ramp-up our Neighborhood Organizer program where we recruit, train and mobilize Democrats across Miami-Dade;
- and continue our candidate training seminars, and start building a more comprehensive candidate development program that includes training, mentoring, and ongoing guidance to future candidates.
- continue guiding and strengthening our clubs through support for voter registration, membership drives, and voter contact efforts, to better position Democrats to mobilize and win in the 2018 and 2020 elections.
The word "fundraising" can be scary, but we are not asking you to raise millions of dollars from people you never met. We are asking you call you friends and colleagues and ask them to invest in our shared political future. Training will be provided.
If you are interested in learning more, please follow this link.
We had a good meeting at the Firefighters Memorial Building. We successfully elected Aaron McKinney as our new State Committeeman and William Byatt as our new Treasurer. A link to the draft minutes for the meeting is provided below:
We made a good effort and it is time to get behind Terrie to turn Florida Blue! Look at all the counties without DECs!
Hopefully Terrie will follow through on Forum comments and support Stacey to continue to influence Party actions.
Also, hopefully the other DECs will take note of the fact that our SCM Proxy, SCW and Chair all voted the democratically determined wishes of their membership. Precedent?
The results are in. The majority of Miami-Dade Dems who voted support Stacey Patel for State Chair. The results are below.
For a vote by vote tally, click Read More.Read more