The Miami-Dade Dems Newsletter, February 14, 2020
During Black History Month, let us each take the opportunity to celebrate the importance of Black history and the outstanding contributions Black Americans have made to our society and to the history of Miami-Dade County. Black history is American history and we should celebrate Black history every month.
On Wednesday, February 5, Miami-Dade welcomed Stacey Abrams, former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and founder of Fair Fight, and Fair Count to our county for a roundtable discussion about voter protection. Leader Abrams spoke to a roundtable of College Democrats about the importance of exercising the right to vote. “Voting is power and I will not let anyone steal my power. No one is going to say how American I am, I’m going to tell you at the ballot box," she said. She was welcomed by Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo, and introduced by County Commissioner Jean Monestime.Read more
Miami-Dade Democratic Party files Florida Bar complaint against Rep. Matt Gaetz for obstructing the House’s Impeachment process
Florida bar officials notified of a new complaint against rogue Congressman it reprimanded in writing just last year
Miami, FL: On Thursday February 6th, 2020, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party transmitted its complaint against the previously admonished Rep. Gaetz by mail to the Florida bar.
In so doing, Miami-Dade Democratic Party has taken action to hold one of President Trump's top defenders accountable for violating legal ethics by risking America’s national security to “grandstand” in Congress which entailed breaking into a secure, compartmented information facility, then ordering pizza. The party has filed a bar complaint against Florida’s 1st District Congressman, Rep. Matt Gaetz.
It’s hard to believe, but January is over. We've endured one of the most hate-filled State of the Union addresses, and watched the Senate abdicate its constitutional responsibility. It's now on us to protect our democracy. There are just nine months until the November election, fewer than 200 days til the all-important August primary, and just over 40 days til Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary in March. Every moment counts in our fight to restore our democracy. Read on to hear what we’ve been doing this month and how you can get involved.Read more
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University and college students came out in droves in 2018 when given the chance to vote in the midterm election on their campuses. Over 60,000 people used an on-campus early voting location in 2018, and ultimately the election was decided by under 30,000 votes. However, shortly after the midterms, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation making it difficult for universities and colleges to host early voting sites, thus further suppressing the youth vote.
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Join the Florida Democratic Party in Miami on February 15, 2020 for a free in-person training focusing on fundamental aspects of running a campaign, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and field operations.
Interested in attending? Be sure to RSVP on our mobilize page.