July 2 Newsletter: Red White and Blue Edition

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Dear Friends —

This weekend we will celebrate Independence Day, and say thank you to the many people who have worked to keep our country a living, breathing democracy. From the men and women in our armed services who have put their lives on the line for our country to those who work here at home to protect our sacred right to vote, we say thank you. 

We are now just 18 weeks away from one of the most consequential elections in recent memory. In November, we have the power to use our democracy to strengthen our democracy. And we’re just six weeks away from one of the most important county elections in a generation. Be prepared for our August and November elections by signing up for a mail ballot today.

Mark Your Calendars for the Digital Blue Gala – July 28, 29, 30

The Digital Blue Gala is coming up! Mark your calendars for three nights where we celebrate the causes near and dear to our hearts as Democrats, culminating in a special Thursday evening entertainment gala. 

Interested in hearing more about the Blue Gala and how you can be involved as a sponsor or a volunteer? Reach out to us and we will be happy to schedule a phone call and send you more information.

Help Us Make Phone Calls

We can’t let up on the phone calls. We can’t get complacent because we see a good poll in the media. We must keep our foot on the accelerator.

Voters across Miami-Dade County have been receiving notices from the Elections Department asking them to sign up for a Vote-By-Mail ballot. Help us make calls to our fellow Democrats to follow up and ask them to sign up. Sign up with any of the virtual phone banks below. We do trainings for anyone who needs it!

Wednesday, July 8, Phone Bank TRAINING

Wednesday, July 8 Phone Bank with Miami-Dade Dems

Saturday, July 11 Phone Bank with Miami-Dade Dems

And you can always see these events and much more at www.miamidadedems.org/events.

Postcards to voters

Not comfortable on the phones? We also have an extensive postcard writing campaign, and we have many more postcards to get through. If you’re interested in joining the program, you can make a donation for a postcard packet for $10, and it comes with 25 postcards, a list of addresses, and postage included. You can make a donation on our website here, and arrange for contactless pickup with our Field Director, Ariel Sepulveda.

Saturday, 7/4/20, 4:00 p.m., Celebrate this Independence Day by Joining a State-wide Caravan for Biden. 

Declare your independence from the Trump train wreck by showing your support for Joe! Local starting points are as follows:

In Miami – Tropicaire Center, 7751 Bird Rd., Miami

In Broward – City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines

Register, and see other participating cities, at: Caravan.BidenforFL.com  (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnlkAXFuX0DEK8uVbMNtok2VWN92aDNPu_vjBM-zXnz1lhEw/viewform)

Sign up for the Voter Protection Team

One of the missions that we have in the Miami-Dade Democratic Party is to protect the right of our citizens to vote. The Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Committee, chaired by Wayne Brody is looking for volunteers to help with this mission. 

We don’t know what in-person voting will look like in August or November, but we do know that we need lawyers, activists, and problem solvers to help recruit, work the polls, and troubleshoot remotely. If you are up to joining the fight to save the vote, click here to sign up

In the News 

On Monday, chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, Steve Simeonidis, filed a formal complaint against Rhonda Rebman Lopez, Republican candidate for Florida House District 120 over a $1000 donation from a firm linked to former U.S. Rep. David Rivera, which can be linked back to Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. Read our release here, and read the Florida Politics article here.

Become a Sustaining Donor

I can’t thank all of our sustaining donors enough for stepping up and pitching in a small amount each month. These sustaining donations allow us to plan the programs that will drive up voter turnout across our county. We couldn’t run our field program or our digital program without your support. 

Can you become a sustaining donor of $7$10, or $20.20 today?

We know this is a tough time for many of us right now, so please know we appreciate you staying involved in any way that you can. Thank you for all you do.

Christopher Richmond
Executive Director

Miami-Dade Democratic Party

Coronavirus Resources: We’ve collected resources on drive-through testing, grocery store hours, unemployment and small business aid and more here at miamidadedems.org/covid.  

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