Thanks to Sen. Dwight Bullard for representing FL in Washington

dwight_mic.jpgSenator Dwight Bullard, a fierce Florida advocate for youth and social justice, will speak at this weekend's historic March on Washington, DC. "The March on Washington this year is a culmination of all our collective efforts as Americans coming together to reclaim the dream of prosperity and fairness," said Senator Bullard. "For those willing to work hard, study diligently, and rise to the occasion, shouldn't the award be more than staggering tuition, and a crushing debt? Shouldn't the American dream — the same dream Dr. King stood in this very city and defined — be available to those of few or moderate means as it is to those with so much?...That is the question that will define this generation."

Read the Senator's full statement after the break.

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Watch Annette on the Ed Show

Watch Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein take on Marco Rubio on the Ed Show this week.

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Meeting at the American Legion on August 12th

Meeting on August 12thOur most recent general meeting on Monday, August 12th at the American Legion was one of our best yet! It was attended by nearly 200 people who joined us to hear about the statewide Florida Democratic Convention, exciting recent work by the Dems, Organizing for Action, and other partner organizations, and how we are going to take down Rick Scott in 2014.

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Climate Change Rally at Miami's Edge

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On Friday, August 9th, former Governor Bill Richardson came to Miami for the #ActOnClimate rally: a special event focusing on climate change, extreme weather, and expected impacts on South Florida's weather and economy. The rally, co-organized by the Miami Dems, the Audubon Florida, the Florida League of Women's Voters, and the National Council of La Raza, brought together advocates, activists, and others who braved the appropriately strange elements — pouring rain interspersed with bright sunshine — to hear Gov. Richardson and State Senator Dwight Bullard speak. 

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Introducing The Blue Letter

I can't believe we are already into August — just a year out from the 2014 primaries! And I also can't thank you all enough for the work you've done this year keeping up the momentum from 2012, organizing your own clubs & groups, & helping us to lay a strong foundation for next year's races. 

This month, the Miami Dems launched our brand-new newsletter — the Blue Letter! The Blue Letter contains updates about work by the Dems and our partners, upcoming events, & more. Make sure you sign up here to receive the Blue Letter. We hope you enjoy, and we want your feedback; please email us with suggestions or to share events you'd like included in the newsletter or our new online events calendar.

I wanted to share a few highlights of our upcoming activities with you:

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