Miami-Dade Young Democrats

Remarks by the President on Ending the War in Iraq

October 24, 2011
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Remarks by the President on Ending the War in Iraq

October 21, 2011 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT: “Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011. As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. Last year, I announced the end to our...

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Rep. Cynthia Stafford Praises Judge’s Decision to Halt Enforcement of Law Mandating Drug Testing of Assistance Applicants

October 24, 2011
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Rep. Cynthia Stafford Praises Judge’s Decision to Halt Enforcement of Law Mandating Drug Testing of Assistance Applicants

Rep. Stafford Sponsors HB 4065 To Permanent Repeal TANF Drug Testing Mandate MIAMI, Fla. — As the result of a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Florida and the Florida Justice Institute (FJI), today U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven halted enforcement of Florida’s new law mandating drug tests for all applicants for the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The judge ruled that the compelled drug testing is a search under the 4th Amendment, and that individuals retain a right of privacy against such intrusive, suspicionless searches by the state, even when applying for temporary assistance. Representative...

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Rep. Luis Garcia Letter regarding Senator Hays’ Comments During Redistricting Committee Meeting

October 20, 2011
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The attached letter was submitted today by Representative Luis Garcia to Senate President Mike Haridopolos and House Speaker Dean Cannon. Luis R. Garcia, Jr., Florida House of Representatives, District 107 Ranking Member, Federal Affairs Subcommittee; Education Committee; Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee October 20, 2011 Dear President Haridopolos and Speaker Cannon: It is with great disappointment that I write to you regarding the recent public remarks made at the Senate Redistricting Committee Meeting concerning Florida’s Hispanic community. For Senator Alan Hays to say that Central Florida’s booming Hispanic community should not have full...

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Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

October 19, 2011
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Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

Miami Dade Young Democrats GIVES BACK… In partnership with the Miami Children’s Initiative Through November 21         How You Can help: Contribute canned food, non-perishable food items or frozen turkeys Where do I Drop Off: The MDYD will be collecting at their October 25th  meeting at City Hall The Resturant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd or we will travel to you, call Amelia Keeland at 305-546-8476 I Want To Do More: Volunteer with the MDYD as we particpate with the Miami Children’s Initiaitve donated to families in Liberty City. For More info, call (305) 636-2227 Things Needed:  Corn...

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Oct. 20-23: Miami’s First Environmental Film Festival!

October 14, 2011
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Oct. 20-23: Miami’s First Environmental Film Festival!

This event is the first of its kind in Miami, and will feature documentaries from around the world….from electric cars to disappearing bees, from gas pipes in Ireland to the loss of our night sky; this event will bring a diverse range of thought provoking subjects to our community. The film festival opens its doors Thursday, Oct. 20th 7PM, at the Miami Beach Colony theater with the screening of Revenge of the Electric Car.  It also includes screenings at the Miami Beach Cinematheque Sat. & Sun. and includes a free public screening at the New World Symphony SoundScape WallCast Friday...

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October 18th: UM College Democrats and Republicans Debate the Issues

October 14, 2011
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CORAL GABLES, FL (Thursday, October 13 2011)- Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, the University of Miami Young and College Democrats and the University of Miami College Republicans will be holding a debate on issues relevant to today. Issues to be debated include offshore drilling, the American Jobs Act, immigration, and equitable distribution of wealth. We hope that this debate will inspire young people to get informed about today’s important issues. The Young Democrats seek to promote the Progressive cause throughout Florida and the United States. We offer opportunities to volunteer to help promote the causes of the Democratic Party. We...

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October 20th Business of Politics Seminar: Understanding Your World of Politics

October 12, 2011
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October 20th Business of Politics Seminar: Understanding Your World of Politics

WHEN: October 20th, 6pm-8pm WHERE: Carlton Fields, Attorneys at Law, Miami Tower, 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 4200, Miami, Florida 33131-2114 Topics: Role and impact of money in politics Effective management with elected officials Voter Registration and Electoral Process   Panelists: Chris Norwood (Principal for Consulting) Cedric McMinn (Executive Director, Miami-Dade Democratic Party) Todd Michaels (Associate for Haggard Law Firm) Bradley Gerber (President of the Young Republicans) Commissioner Rose Tydus (City of Opa-Locka) Crystal Connor (Partner with Tyson, Strong, Hill and Connor, LLP) Please RSVP to info@ypnmiami.com.  

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Failed Senate Vote on American Jobs Act

October 12, 2011
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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Failed Senate Vote on American Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. – Following tonight’s vote in the U.S. Senate on the American Jobs Act, in which Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the President’s bipartisan bill to create jobs, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “Tonight, the United States Senate had an opportunity to move the American Jobs Act forward. This bill would create jobs and put more money back into the pockets of middle-class Americans and small businesses. It was a moment of truth for Republican Senators – a chance to put country before party and work with the President and Democrats to pass this...

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25th: Monthly Meeting at City Hall Restaurant

October 10, 2011
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25th: Monthly Meeting at City Hall Restaurant

Featuring Special Guest Speaker Superintendent Alberto Carvalho,  Miami-Dade County Public Schools TOPIC: The Future of Public Education in our State!  Find out how the education budget cuts have affected the schools in Miami-Dade County.  MDYD General Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Time: 6:30p.m. NEW LOCATION: City Hall The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Arrive early for Complimentary appetizers and FREE PARKING! Yes, FREE PARKING AVAILABLE!!! STEP UP AND BECOME A LEADER:  Nominations for Executive Board positions will also be held.  The following offices are OPEN: President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-President of Finance and Vice-President of Communications.  Click here for info on all positions! MDYD GIVES...

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Thursday in Miami — State Rep. Alan Williams to Attend Annual Symposium on Poverty

October 5, 2011
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State Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) will speak at the Florida Association for Community Action’s Second Annual Symposium on Poverty to be held in Miami on Thursday, Oct. 6. The symposium is designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty, particularly in Florida. Participants will include representatives of various human services agencies, as well as local business and civic leaders. In advance of the symposium, Representative Williams, the chair of the Florida Prosperity Caucus, issued the following statement: “This symposium will help people understand the complexities and frustrations of living daily in poverty. With a greater awareness, we...

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