Miami-Dade Young Democrats

University of Miami Young and College Democrats: State of the Union Watch Party

January 22, 2012
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University of Miami Young and  College Democrats: State of the Union Watch Party

Join the UM Young and College Democrats for their State of the Union Watch Party Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Time: 7:00p.m. Location: University of Miami Univ. Center – Lower Lounge Coral Gables, FL  

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Romney stance on Dream Act is magnified in Florida

January 22, 2012
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Romney stance on Dream Act is magnified in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Mitt Romney’s promise to veto a measure that would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants threatens to turn off some Hispanic voters, whose support could be critical in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama. The issue is gaining prominence as the GOP front-runner heads toward the Jan. 31 primary in Florida, even though most of the state’s Hispanics are Puerto Rican or Cuban-American and, thus, aren’t affected by U.S. immigration law, nor view it as a priority. Still, it’s a state where 13 percent of registered voters are Hispanic, where the...

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FLA DEMS Statement on Rick Scott’s FAILED Economic Policies

January 20, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL — Today, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement on Florida’s unemployment numbers and Governor Rick Scott’s failed economic policies. “Governor Rick Scott’s Tea Party agenda is moving our state in the wrong direction and forcing Florida’s economy to lag behind the rest of the nation. Under President Obama’s leadership unemployment continues to decline, but here in Florida Scott has favored an extreme agenda that has rejected jobs and slowed growth. The bottom line: Scott cares more about his extreme agenda than  strengthening our economy and protecting middle class families.” Jobs Killed by Rick...

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Statement from Ambassador Luis Lauredo on Mitt Romney’s Spanish-Language TV AD

January 11, 2012
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Today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a Spanish-language TV ad featuring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, and former Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart. Just hours after releasing his ad, Romney touted his support from the architect of extreme, anti-immigrant laws, Kris Kobach. In response, Ambassador Luis Lauredo, released the following statement: “Mitt Romney’s last-ditch attempt to win over Latinos is a deplorable effort to cover up the assault he has mounted on Hispanic families during his campaign. “Just days ago, Mitt Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act if he were president, and said DREAM Act students are merely...

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Statement from FLA Dems Chairman Smith on Mitt Romney’s Pledge to Veto the DREAM Act

January 6, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL – Mitt Romney recently told a group of voters in Iowa that he would veto the DREAM Act if he were elected and Congress passed the bill. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement: “Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act is a reminder that his far-right positions are dangerous for everyone – not only Hispanics trying to build a life in America, but all Americans trying to stay in the middle class and those still struggling to make it there. It’s shameful he continues to pander to the Tea Party,...

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Statement from Rep. Garcia on Mitt Romney’s Pledge to Veto the DREAM Act

January 5, 2012
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State Representative and candidate for Congressional District 25 Luis Garcia issued the following statement in response to Mitt Romney’s comments that he would veto the DREAM Act if he were elected and Congress passed the bill.   Statement from Rep. Luis Garcia:   “The DREAM Act has been supported by people from both sides of the aisle. It would provide opportunities for young immigrants – people who want to contribute to the only country they’ve ever known by serving in the military, going to college — to earn a path to citizenship.   “It is alarming that a candidate...

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2.5 Million More Young Adults Have Coverage Thanks to Health Law

December 18, 2011
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2.5 Million More Young Adults Have Coverage Thanks to Health Law

As a parent, nothing gives us more peace of mind than knowing that our  children can pursue their dreams without unfair limitations. This is why I’m excited to announce that millions more young adults in America now have health  insurance coverage thanks to the health care law – enabling them to pursue their  goals without worrying about what will happen if they get sick. The provision in the law allowing young adults to remain on their parents’  health insurance until age 26 has resulted in 2.5 million young people gaining  coverage, according to analysis based on new data released today...

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Representa​tive Bullard Speaks About Anti-bully​ing Bill

December 14, 2011
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Representa​tive Bullard Speaks About Anti-bully​ing Bill

State Representative Dwight M. Bullard, will hold a press conference Thursday, December 15, 2011.  Representative Bullard will be speaking about his anti-bullying bill, House Bill 627. Location: Press conference will be held on the steps of the  Miami-Dade County School Board Building, 1450 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33132.  Time: 11:00 a.m. Speakers will include- Representative Bullard, Broward School Board Member Nora Rupert,  Miami-Dade County School Board Member Raquel Regalado,  Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindigall, Terry Elliot (Mr.Elliot is the father of  Sheterria Elliot. HB 627 will be named after Sheterria)

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True Blue Awards 2011

December 11, 2011
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True Blue Awards 2011

Join us on December 15th, 2011  at 6pm as we honor and thank all of those people who have made the Miami-Dade Young Democrats successful in 2011! Come and meet our new executive board and directors and hear about their plans for 2012! TOYS FOR KIDS: Please bring an unopened toy for a child between t…he ages of 5 and 8. We will be collecting the toys for our giveaway with State Representative Cynthia Stafford on December 22, 2011. The toys will be given to kids who may not otherwise receive any gifts for the holidays. Any person who...

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Rick Scott Hits a New Low, Plus Marco Rubio and More

December 6, 2011
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Rick Scott Hits a New Low, Plus Marco Rubio and More

Rick Scott has hit a new low in Public Policy Poll’s  Florida polling with only 26% of voters now approving of his job performance to 58% who disapprove. Rick Scott has hit a new low in PPP’s Florida polling with only 26% of voters now approving of his job performance to 58% who disapprove… Scott is the most unpopular Governor in the country in PPP’s polling.   Marco Rubio’s poll numbers have declined every time PPP’s polled Florida this year…There’s not much evidence Rubio would be a game changer as Republican Vice Presidential pick next year either. Only 24%...

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