February 2020 Meeting Recap

Thank you to all who made it out to our February meeting! Here's a recap of the proceedings. You can also read the meeting minutes.

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January 2020 Meeting Recap

Thank you to all who made it out to our first meeting of 2020! Here's a quick recap of what happened. You can also check out our livestream, or read the meeting minutes.

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All About the Presidential Preference Primary

In Florida, we'll have the opportunity to weigh in on the Democratic Party's nominee for president on Tuesday, March 17. Are you Election Ready?

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Miami Beach Dems Host 2020 Strategy Session to Flip Florida Blue

It's go time! November 3, 2020 is less than ten months away. That's when we get to take the power back by flipping Florida blue and electing Democrats up and down the ballot.

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has a plan to make that happen, and we recently hosted Vice Chair for Programs Laura Wagner to talk about our strategy for 2020.

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All About the Miami Beach Run-Off Election

The results from the November 5 election are in, the machine and manual recount has been completed, and we are headed for a run-off election on November 19. Here's what you need to know.

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What's the Deal with this November's Ballot Questions?

Early voting has started, and some of you have asked for the club's position on the six ballot questions put before Miami Beach voters. At this Monday's membership meeting, the Club decided not to take a formal position on these questions, but we nevertheless want to help everyone make an informed decision.

Michael Gongora at the Miami Beach Democratic Club October 2019 MeetingThe remainder of this blog post lays out arguments for and against each ballot question. It also gives the results of an email survey distributed to active members, for which we received 17 responses.

You can also check out the video of October's membership meeting, which includes Commissioner Michael Góngora discussing the ballot questions at around 16:00.

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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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