The Miami-Dade Democratic Party applauds the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in initiating an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and Party Chair Steve Simeonidis released the following statement:
“The latest realization, even by the standards of the Trump Presidency, suggests deeply un-American behavior. The leader of our country withheld $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, days before pressuring their President to investigate the son of his political opponent. President Trump has admitted publicly, if not proudly, that he has attempted to get the Ukrainian government to ‘dig up dirt’, or even make up dirt, on Hunter Biden. For the President of the United States to pressure a foreign government to act against an American citizen is unconscionable. To do so as part of an effort to undermine a political opponent is beyond unprecedented and requires the strongest response within our Constitutional system to check the power of a would-be tyrant.
No one is above the law. We are proud of our South Florida Congressional Representatives Donna Shalala, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for standing with the Speaker. We implore Republicans to think of how history will view them, and to use their power to uphold their oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
There are few events in the history of our country where everyone can remember where they were and what they were doing when it happened. Donald Trump’s election is one of them. In the last century, no Republican has won the White House without winning Florida. Only once in the last 60 years has the winner of Florida not gone on to win the White House. As the largest county in the largest swing state in the nation, Miami-Dade is the most important county in the country when it comes to denying him a second term. It is on us to lead the charge.Read more
In July, I started as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. I first moved to Miami in 2012, and spent four years at Homestead Senior High School. As a public school teacher you spend every moment of each day thinking about potential. Through a number of roles during that time and since, I have come to believe equally in the limitless potential we have in Miami and the hard work needed to help us bring it out.Read more
We are down to ten candidates who qualified for the next Democratic Presidential Primary debate to be broadcast live from Houston. Televised on ABC and Univision (with Spanish translation), we invite voters to join us at select venues in Miami-Dade.Read more
It’s no exaggeration to say the 2020 U.S. Presidential election is the most important election of our lives. Previous generations have stood up at moments like this. We must do so as well.
But for us in Miami, this is especially true. Miami-Dade County is one of a select number of places across the country that can play an outsized role in determining the outcome. The reason: Miami-Dade County is the biggest county in the biggest swing state in the country.
If the Democratic nominee wins big in Miami-Dade, it can play a key role in winning Florida. And if the Democratic nominee wins Florida, the White House will be won too. More than a century has passed since the last Republican won the White House without Florida.Read more