Karla Hernandez to Rally Supporters at the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Blue Gala on Sept. 9

MIAMI, FL: Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and the Charlie Crist campaign announced that Lieutenant Governor candidate Karla Hernández would speak at the Miami-Dade Democrats’ 2022 Blue Gala, to be held on Friday, September 9, 2022.

As a career Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher, award-winning Teacher of the Year, and United Teachers of Dade President, Hernández embodies the Democrats’ commitment to public education, justice in the workplace, and service of the public trust. 

Robert Dempster, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party stated: “This year, more than ever, our candidates are making the positive case for defending our public schools, our students, our teachers and support staff from the needless political attacks of Gov. DeSantis and his cronies. Karla Hernández’s fighting spirit represents the best of Miami-Dade County. We couldn’t be prouder that she is joining Charlie Crist at the top of the ticket and we look forward to her rallying supporters at the Blue Gala this Friday.”  

Karla Hernández, Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Florida stated: “I have spent my adult life educating Miami-Dade County’s children and defending the rights of those who do. I am proud to stand with Charlie Crist as we take on this bully who at every turn politicizes Florida’s students and demonizes Florida’s teachers, and I cannot wait to speak to a room full of fired up Miami Democrats this Friday!” 

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Charlie Crist to Speak at the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Blue Gala on Sept. 9

MIAMI, FL: Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and the Charlie Crist campaign announced that U.S. Rep. and former Governor Charlie Crist would speak at the Miami-Dade Democrats’ 2022 Blue Gala, to be held on Friday, September 9, 2022. This announcement comes on the heels of the news that Charlie Crist had chosen Karla Hernández, president of Miami-Dade’s teacher union, to be his running mate.

Robert Dempster, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party stated: “Charlie Crist is not just our best chance to win back the Governor’s Mansion in 2022, he is our best hope of stopping a Ron DeSantis presidential campaign before it begins. We know that Charlie Crist and Karla Hernández will fight for every vote in Miami-Dade County, and we are determined to support them every step of the way.”

Charlie Crist, Democratic Nominee for Governor of Florida stated: “Under Governor DeSantis, Miami-Dade, like much of Florida, is facing an affordability crisis. Yet, we have a governor who doesn’t care. He’d rather inflame culture wars, attack a woman’s right to choose, and take away our freedoms than address the real issues impacting everyday Floridians. That’s why this November, Floridians across the state will rally together to defeat Ron DeSantis — and build a Florida that truly works for everyone, not just the wealthy and connected.” 

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The Blue Gala is Almost Here!

The Miami Dade Democratic Party will be hosting the annual Blue Gala at the Miami Beach Convention Center on September 9th, 2022. The Gala Chairs include State Senator Shevrin Jones and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins. The Gala comes right after the August Primary elections and right before the November General elections, as the Miami-Dade Democrats prepare to mobilize and engage Miami-Dade residents in order to deliver results for our community. To purchase your table or individual tickets, click here.

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Miami-Dade Democratic Party To Host Gubernatorial Forum with Candidates Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, Annette Taddeo in Attendance

Legendary Miami Journalist Jim DeFede Set To Moderate the Candidate Forum on May 28 at North Miami Beach’s Julius Littman’s Performing Arts Theater

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: Today, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Robert Dempster announced that the Miami-Dade Democratic Party would be hosting a candidate forum with the three Democratic candidates for governor, Congressman Charlie Crist, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried and State Senator Annette Taddeo. 

He also announced that longtime Miami journalist Jim DeFede will moderate the event. The forum, hosted at the City of North Miami Beach’s historic Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 6 PM. The event is free and open to the public, who are encouraged to reserve seats at this link.

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Robert Dempster stated:

“I am thrilled that all of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates have agreed to participate in this important Miami-Dade forum. They all know that Miami-Dade County’s future will be brighter with a Democrat in the governor’s mansion. They also know that the path to a Democratic governor in 2022 runs directly through Florida’s most populous, and most diverse county. I look forward to an event where Miami-Dade Democrats can hear directly from these three outstanding public servants.”

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New leadership at the Miami-Dade Dems!

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party held elections for our chair and programs vice chair positions. After a well-run campaign from multiple candidates, the Democratic Executive Committee elected Robert Dempster (D-North Miami Beach) and Allison Sardinas (D-Homestead) as the new chair and programs vice chair, respectively. 

 

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Statement from Steve Simeonidis on his resignation as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party

Dear Democrats: Thank you. Thank you for all the volunteer hours. Thank you for voting in record numbers. Thank you for your record-breaking donations. Thank you for breaking the glass ceiling and electing Daniella Levine Cava as county mayor - the first democrat in 20 years and first woman ever.

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Miami Dade Democrats' Statement on the Protests in Cuba

Statement regarding the protests in Cuba

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