Opening Florida Democratic Primaries to Unaffiliated Voters Takes a Major Step

On Saturday, August 17, the Florida Democratic Party Rules Committee approved an amended resolution sponsored by Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis that would allow unaffiliated voters to vote in Democratic Primaries. Florida is currently a closed primary state. If an unaffiliated voter wants to participate in a primary, they currently would have to update their registration 29 days prior to the primary election. This barrier disenfranchises millions of unaffiliated voters, a growing number of which are young people and Hispanics.

The resolution now goes to the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee in October.

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Miami-Dade Democrats Denounce Trump's Anti-Choice “Gag Rule”

In 1984, the Republican Party imposed what became known as the global “gag rule”, prohibiting federal funds to support health organizations that discussed family planning, the use of contraceptives, or access to abortion.  It has since been overturned by every Democratic president, and reinstituted under every Republican administration.  Extensive research on these thirty years has been clear: when funding is reduced for health-focused organizations that so much as discuss family planning, there is the unintended consequence of an increase in abortions due to more unplanned pregnancies.

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Save the date: 2019 Blue Gala to be held on Saturday, November 2

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August 6 at Freedom Tower: Honoring the victims of the El Paso and Ohio Shootings

WE HONOR THE VICTIMS OF THE EL PASO AND OHIO SHOOTINGS AND PROTEST INACTION ON GUN CONTROL BY STATE AND NATIONAL LAWMAKERS

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Miami Dade, the People’s Progressive Caucus of Miami Dade, Alianza for Progress, Young Progressives of America, The Maurice A. Ferré Puerto Rican Democratic Club and Florida Immigrant Coalition will hold a protest to demand action.

On Tuesday, August 6th, organizations, groups and individuals will gather at 6:30 PM in front of the Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, to honor the victims of this weekend’s shootings and to protest the inaction from local and national lawmakers on gun reform.

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August 14: Road to the White House starts in Miami-Dade

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Where to watch the next Presidential Primary Debates on July 30-31 in Miami

After an intense debate between 20 of the Democratic Presidential Primary candidates in Miami, the candidates head to Detroit at the end of July. Broadcast live on CNN, we invite voters to join us at select venues in Miami-Dade.

Are you aware of other watch parties taking place? Email comms@miamidadedems.org with details.

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Aaron Bos-Lun Hired as Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s Executive Director

Community Activist and Former MDCPS Teacher Begins This Week

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has hired former public school teacher and community activist Aaron Bos-Lun, 30, as its Executive Director.

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Watch party info and other debate week events. First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on June 26-27

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Elizabeth Warren to host town hall on Tuesday, June 25th at FIU

We are pleased to see presidential candidates begin to make their visits to South Florida. As the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, we will do our best to share information about their local appearances in our county, providing equal access for all candidates to our followers and email subscribers.

Elizabeth Warren Community Town Hall on Tuesday, June 25th at FIU

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
FIU Arena (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33199

Doors open at 5pm and the event goes from 7pm to 9pm

RSVP to attend

Check out information on debate watch parties

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El Líder del Partido Demócrata de Miami-Dade hace un reclamo por el evento de recaudación de fondos para Donald Trump en la Ciudad de Doral

Los republicanos del estado de Florida se reúnen este miércoles en Doral para recaudar fondos en beneficio a la segunda campaña presidencial de Donald Trump. Los invitados especiales pagarán 250,000 dólares por asistir y conocer al presidente Trump. La ironía es que a pesar de la retórica anti-inmigrante, hacen el evento en Miami, condado donde más de la mitad de la población es inmigrante. Además, el hecho de que Trump estaría recibiendo fondos para su organización de parte de los invitados abre la pregunta sobre los ingresos y a quien le beneficia tal negocio.

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