Congressman Joe Kennedy, MSNBC's Ed Schultz Joining Miami Dems at First-Annual Blue Gala

Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167

Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Ed Schultz Coming to Miami for First-Annual Blue Gala

Congressman Joe Kennedy and MSBNC's Ed Schultz will join Miami Democratic elected officials, community leaders, and supporters for the first-annual Blue Gala hosted by the Miami-Dade Democratic Party on Sunday, November 17th at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

"Since he was elected to Congress, Joe Kennedy has emerged as a leader fighting for social justice and economic opportunity for all Americans," said Miami Dems chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "He has a long, bright future ahead of him, and we are excited to welcome him to Miami."

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We are excited to welcome Joe Kennedy to Miami

I first saw Joe Kennedy speak when he flew down to San Antonio to stump for then-Senator Barack Obama in February of 2008. I was traveling from state to state to get out the vote for our President. Joe's speech was delivered off-the-cuff and from the heart. It moved me and everyone in that room.

Joe and his uncle, Ted Kennedy, saw in Obama what many of us did: he reflected and articulated what is best in America — a belief that we are stronger when we work together and hold each other up.

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Shutdown the GOP

Florida — don't forget these names and faces: These are the Florida House Republicans who voted FOR the shutdown (full list after the jump). 

Get involved now so that next November, we can shut down the GOP.

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Are you ready for shutdown?

shutdownsurvivalkit2.pngWe can help you survive the shutdown — by registering voters who will make sure we send GOP congresspeople packing next year.

Here's how it works: 

  • Drop by the Miami-Dade Dems office (2141 SW 1 Street, Suite 204) this Friday, October 4th between 4 and 8 pm.
  • Pick up a clipboard with voter reg forms
  • Register 5 voters.
  • Drop off the completed forms at our office any time on Monday.
  • Rinse and repeat next weekend!

Together, we are going to #shutdowntheGOP.


'It's working' in Florida...not!

Governor Rick Scott seems to think that Florida doesn't need Obamacare — or a Medicaid expansion that would offer health insurance to an extra 1.1 million people statewide. Maybe he needs to be reminded that Florida has the nation's SECOND highest rate of uninsured people — & 800,000 of them live in Miami-Dade.

To illustrate just how disgraceful GOP obstruction of health care in Florida is, we created this new graphic using heat maps of health coverage nationwide. We think it speaks for itself.

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