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

Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Email[email protected]

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." 


"Miami-Dade is in the unique position of being both a community that the national Democratic party relies on heavily to fundraise — as we saw with the President's most recent fundraising trip here on Friday — and a very Democratic county that is overrepresented at every level by Republicans," she added. "At this event we honor some of our outstanding local leadership, as we raise funds that we will invest in building the bench of local elected leaders in 2014 and beyond."

The Blue Gala will be headlined by two special guest speakers: Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts and MSNBC's Ed Schultz, receiving the Progressive Champion award.

Tickets are available online here: and information about sponsoring the gala is here:

If you are interested in covering the event, please email Rachel Johnson at[email protected] to request press credentials. 


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