Our first-ever Blue Gala was a huge success

kennedy1.JPGThe Miami Dems are proud and excited to announce that our first-ever Blue Gala held Sunday, November 17th at the Biltmore was a completely sold-out event — and an enormous success.

View photos from the event here.  

A packed house of Democrats and elected officials from across Miami gathered to hear Ed Schultz receive the 2013 Progressive Champion award and Congressman Joe Kennedy deliver the keynote address.

But the event was first and foremost a celebration of Democrats in Miami-Dade — of all we have accomplished and all we are going to achieve together. We honored 5 outstanding Democratic leaders: Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, party leader Stephen Bittel, trailblazer Representative David Richardson, legislative champion Senator Oscar Braynon, and rising star Jon Adrabi. 

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Catch Annette talking about the governor's race on the Ed Show

Ed Schultz came to Miami to receive our inaugural 2013 Progressive Champion award at the first-ever Blue Gala — and then pulled Annette for his show the next day! Catch her on the Ed Show talking about the governor's race and the critical importance of the Hispanic vote (video below):


Miami Dems to Celebrate Investing Locally by Recognizing 5 Florida Democratic Leaders

Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167

Miami Dems to Celebrate Investing Locally by Recognizing 5 Florida Democratic Leaders

Carrie_meek.jpgThe Miami-Dade Democratic Party is excited to announce that it will present awards to five outstanding Florida Democratic leaders at the party's first-ever Blue Gala, taking place Sunday, November 17th at the Biltmore in Coral Gables.

The Lifetime Civic Leadership award will be presented to the Honorable Carrie P. Meek; the Party Leader award will be given to longtime Democratic champion and DNC Committeemember Stephen BittelSenator Oscar Braynon will receive the Legislative Champion award; Representative David Richardson will receive the Breaking Barriers award; & prolific Democratic fundraiser Jon Adrabi will receive the Rising Star award. 

"The goal of the Blue Gala is to raise annual funds essential to sustaining our work building a local progressive movement in Miami," said Miami-Dade Dems Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "So it is also a perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the south Florida Democratic heroes who have opened doors, blazed trails, elected candidates, and passed laws that continue to make our state more equitable and more progressive." 


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Jeff Porter's win is a BIG victory for Miami-Dade Democrats


Last night, Democrat Jeff Porter was elected Mayor of Homestead by a margin of 55 to 45 percent — despite being outspent four to one by Republican Mark Bell.

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is proud to have led the ground effort in Homestead — knocking on nearly 5,000 doors, increasing Democratic turnout, and educating voters about Jeff's record as a public servant with phone and mail communication.

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ACTION ALERT: Let's send Amanda Murphy to Tallahassee


Former state rep & longtime Republican Mike Fasano just endorsed Amanda Murphy, the Democrat running to fill his seat in House District 36.

Are you ready to send Amanda to Tallahassee over Bill Gunter, the Tea Party, bought-and-paid-for GOP candidate? 

Join one of our phonebanks for Amanda before election day on October 15th:

  • Miami Gardens Phonebank, Sunday, October 13th from 4 - 7 pm: 1925 NW 179th Street, Miami Gardens. RSVP here.  
  • South Dade Phonebank, Monday, October 14th from 4 - 6 pm: Home of Bob and Sherrye Troy, 10450 SW 109 Street, Miami. RSVP here.
  • Little Havana Phonebank, Monday, October 14th from 5 - 8 pm: Miami Dems office in Little Havana, 2141 SW 1st Street, Miami. RSVP here.
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