Kamala Harris to visit Miami on Tuesday, November 12 with special guests

Image result for kamala harrisWe are pleased to see presidential candidates visit 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.

Kamala Harris in Miami
with Rep. Frederica Wilson
and special guest Uncle Luke

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7pm
RSVP for address in Miami's Design District

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Record-Breaking 2019 Blue Gala

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party set records for fundraising and attendance at its annual Blue Gala this weekend, illustrating a new level of energy for Democrats in Florida’s biggest county one year before the presidential election. Presented under the theme, “It’s on Us,” the gala’s keynote speaker was Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and featured Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. Seven community and elected leaders were honored, highlighted by former Miami Dade College president Eduardo Padron receiving the local party's lifetime achievement award.

The Gala raised over $360,000, a record for the local party. For context, that's more than double the amount the Miami-Dade Democratic Party raised at its gala year ago. With more than 550 attendees, it was also the largest gala the Miami-Dade Democrats have ever presented. 

 

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Blue Gala 2019 speakers and honorees announced, Hakeem Jeffries to deliver keynote address

Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries to deliver keynote address; Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried will be a featured speaker; and honorees will include Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.

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Party Chair Steve Simeonidis: Trumps Latest Disgrace Is Hosting the G7 At His Doral Property

The Trump Administration recently announced that the G7 summit will be held at his Doral property.  Instead of picking a location based on security priorities and one that strains local infrastructure and traffic the least, the President once again chose to use his office to enrich himself and help his failing businesses.  He continues to profit off the presidency through numerous conflicts of interest and has wasted tens of millions of dollars traveling to his own properties and golf courses.  Taxpayer dollars will flow right into his pockets, and security will be paid for by Miami-Dade taxpayers.

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Miami-Dade Dems Call on Republican Party to Condemn Mass Shooting Video Shown at Trump's Doral Resort

Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party called on the Miami-Dade Republican Party and all of the Miami-Dade Republican elected officials to denounce, in no uncertain terms, the horrific video played at the American Priorities Festival hosted at Trump Doral Resort. The video, which played on each day of the conference, depicted the President gruesomely shooting members of the media and others, including former President Barack Obama. 

“You would think that after Pulse and Parkland, those who attended this event would be shocked and appalled by the suggestion of the President of the United States committing a mass shooting. Instead, they decided to take selfies and made no mention of what we all know they saw” said Executive Director Aaron Bos-Lun.

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Dr. Eduardo Padrón, Monica Russo, and Dr. Larry Pierre among honorees at 2019 Blue Gala

The Blue Gala / Blue Bash taking place in Miami Beach on Saturday, November 2nd. We have been busy ramping up so that we can turnout an additional 200K Democratic voters locally in 2020. This build out of the team depends on funding. If you are able to join us for the full evening, including reception and dinner, tickets start at $500. We have also worked to provide a more affordable option at $75 which will give you the chance to hear the main speakers and be part of the award ceremony for our 2019 Blue Gala honorees, starting at 9pm. This ticket also includes open bar and dessert.

More info at miamibluegala.com

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Miami-Dade Democrats Endorse Eleazar Melendez for City of Miami Commissioner, District 1

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed Eleazar Melendez for City of Miami Commissioner in District 1.

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Miami-Dade Democrats Endorse David Richardson for City of Miami Beach Commission

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed David Richardson for Miami Beach Commission Group 6.

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José Javier Rodriguez y Debbie Mucarsel Powell: ¿Y que hay atrás de esa cortina de humo? El caudillismo y la corrupción

Al oír a los republicanos acusar a sus contrarios de "socialistas", sale a la luz el deseos de tender una cortina de humo para confundir. ¿Por qué son estos ataques tan exagerados y extremistas contra los demócratas? Los republicanos nos acusan hoy de “socialistas” por cualquier cosa.

Causa mucha confusión entre los hispanos, todavía acostumbrándonos al nuevo partido republicano, y sobre todo procedentes de países que sufrieron dictaduras comunistas.

El partido de Trump celebra a Rusia y a Corea del Norte mientras que ataca a la OTAN. Sus fieles defienden al presidente cuando Trump pide el encarcelamiento de su rival electoral (Clinton), cuando llama a la prensa “el enemigo del pueblo” o cuando impugna la independencia de las cortes. A la hora de culpar a alguien por los problemas mayores del país, culpa a los inmigrantes. El lenguaje demagógico de Trump, gobernando por decretos emitidos por Twitter, es el de un autócrata populista.

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Aaron Bos-Lun: Three-pronged strategy to turn Florida Blue in 2020

It’s been a little over two months since I started as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Just like the phrase, “all roads lead to Rome,” our local Democratic Party is operating under an “all roads lead to 2020” mentality. The stakes could not be higher: if Miami-Dade goes heavily blue, Florida goes blue. No Republican has won the White House without Florida in over 100 years, so without Florida... Donald Trump is a one-term President. 

We have a three-pronged strategy to make it happen: voter engagement, organizing, and candidate recruitment/support.

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