Enough is Enough: Miami-Dade Dems and gun law reform advocates denounce FL Republicans for rejecting special session
Miami, FL – On August 20th, forty-one House Democrats proposed a special session addressing gun violence in Florida. Republican leadership in both the House and Senate quickly dismissed the idea, rejecting an opportunity to immediately address Florida’s gun violence epidemic.Read more
Miami, FL – The Miami Herald recently reported Lt. Governor Núñez and Doral Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez participated in an event with the anti-immigrant group “Federation for American Immigration Reform” (FAIR) as part of Trump’s Hispanic Outreach. FAIR has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their extremist anti-immigrant and anti-Latino agenda.
Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez, 3rd from right, at event with anti-immigrant hate group FAIR
Unaffiliated Florida voters could shape 2020 election. Major step to simplify their participation in FL Democratic Primaries
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