September Meeting Recap

Before we get to the recap of our September 2019 membership meeting, don't forget that our next monthly meeting will be at a new location—the Marseilles Hotel (1741 Collins Ave)!

And now, on to the recap!

 

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Miami Beach Commissioner Democratic Candidates Guide

We were thrilled to host a forum for the Democratic candidates for City of Miami Beach Commission on September 23 at the Betsy Hotel. You can watch the full video of the forum on Facebook here.

Prior to the forum, we invited all the candidates to respond to a questionnaire to help voters get to know them better. Read on for their responses.

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Important Changes to Vote By Mail

Vote By Mail is an important part of the Florida Democratic Party's strategy as we head into 2020, but some folks are understandably wary of signing up for the program after hearing stories in 2018 about ballots being held up at postal facilities or disqualified because of signature-match issues. Thankfully, recent changes to Florida state law will help fix some of these problems for elections to come.

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Let's Get Ready to Vote

Are you ready to vote? We've got several important elections coming up, including our local Miami Beach election on November 5, 2019. Read on to make sure you're Ready to Vote!

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Miami Beach Dems' summer barbecue raises over $1,500 for our fight to defeat Trump in 2020

On Sunday, July 28, The Miami Beach Democratic Club held our annual summer barbecue, and thanks to our host and the many generous attendees and donors, it was a huge success in our efforts to build organizing power for 2020. 

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How We'll Win

If you've ever joined us for a canvass, a phone bank, or a postcard-writing party, you know about some of the work we do. But do you know how those simple actions fit together into a larger strategy? This post will tell you how.

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Miami Beach Dems Protest Inhumane Conditions at Lights for Liberty in Homestead

On Friday, July 12, 2019, at hundreds of locations across the United States, people gathered at Lights for Liberty demonstrations to protest the outrageous, inhumane conditions people are experiencing in detention camps run by the Trump administration.

 

Members of the Miami Beach Democratic Club, organized by the Program Committee, traveled together to the Homestead Child Detention Center in Homestead, Florida to protest the Trump administration’s family separation policies, the grotesque human rights violations that we are hearing about in border patrol facilities at other locations, and to call for a return to basic human rights in our treatment of those who are seeking a better life for themselves and their children.

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New Executive Director of Miami-Dade Democratic Party is our own Aaron Bos-Lun

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party announced on Monday, July 8, that Aaron Bos-Lun has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Aaron Bos-Lun takes on this new role, having served as a member of the board of directors of the Miami Beach Democratic Club.

In a separate letter to Dan Royles, President of the Miami Beach Democratic Club, Aaron announced that he was resigning from the Board of Directors of the Club, effective immediately, in order to commit fully to his new role as Executive Director of the county Democratic Party.

President Dan Royles congratulated Aaron on his new position, writing, "in this case, our loss is the DEC's gain, which in the end is good for all of us. We look forward to seeing what you do in your new role." 

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June 2019 Meeting Recap

We had a great membership meeting on June 15, with several great guest speakers. Here’s a recap of what happened:  

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Miami Beach Dems debate watch parties draw national press coverage

The Miami Beach Democratic Club held presidential primary debate watch parties at Barceloneta on June 26 and 27. They were well attended—and not only by local Democrats! We were also joined by several national news organizations, who featured the event in their primary debate coverage.

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