July 30 newsletter: Send in your ballots!

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We’re not where we need to be. Around 10% of Democrats have returned their vote-by-mail ballots for the August election already. But more than 12% of Republicans have sent theirs in. 

This August primary is too pivotal to sit out. Whether we have a county government that is responsive to the people, cares about affordable housing, the environment, creating jobs, easing the traffic nightmare, and listens to science—this all comes down to us participating in the August primary. 

We have several weeks of Get-Out-The-Vote events scheduled, and we need your help reaching out to Democrats across Miami-Dade County and reminding them to turn in their ballots. See all the details below and let’s change our county for the better!

Join Vice President Biden and South Florida leaders for the 2020 Blue Gala 

We held the first night of our Virtual Blue Gala last night and it was a huge success. (Did you miss it? You can still watch it here. We have another livestream scheduled for tonight, with an amazing lineup of speakers and performers, including an appearance from Vice President Joe Biden. It will go live from our Facebook page at 7:00 PM.

Can’t tune in to the Blue Gala but still want to support our fundraising efforts to help pay for our field program? You can donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/miamidadebluegala 

Want to help out our endorsed candidates in their elections this August? Join our weeks of action to get out the vote for our DEC endorsed candidates!

Sign up for our phone banks for Marisol Zenteno on Tuesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 13th from 5 to 7 pm. 

You can also sign up for other events to help Marisol Zenteno become our next Property Appraiser.

Eileen Higgins for reelection to County Commission, District 5

For events for Commissioner Eileen Higgins, please see this info from campaign manager Josh Sproat:

“Since District 5 is difficult to canvass, we rely heavily on phone bankers to reach our voters. 

Our phone banks are open every night from 45-9 and weekends from 12-6 in English and Spanish.

New to phone banking? We have training on Monday and Thursday at 5pm. You will receive an overview of the District 5 race and learn how to effectively make calls.

Click here to join our training Zoom calls.
We have a limited number of paid positions, contact me directly josh.sproat6@gmail.com

Looking for other ways to get involved? Sign up here.”

Our days of action to re-elect Eileen Higgins is August 8th and August 15th. Sign-up here. 

Cindy Lerner for County Commission, District 7

Join our virtual phone bank August 8th and August 15th for Cindy Lerner in County Commission district 7. You can sign up here. 

Our Coral Gables Dems will also host a day of action, August 1st at 12pm-2pm. 

You can also sign up for events to help Cindy Lerner become our next County Commissioner for District 7:

Robert Asencio for County Commission, District 11

Help us call voters in County Commission district 11 for Robert Asencio August 8th and August 15th with our virtual phone bank on mobilize. 

Lucia Baez Geller for School Board, District 3

We’re calling voters in School Board district 3 for Lucia Baez-Geller August 5th and August 11th. Sign up for the virtual phone bank here. 

Click here to sign up for Lucia Baez-Geller’s campaign directly:

Dr. Mara Zapata for School Board, District 5

We are calling voters in County Commission district for Dr. Mara Zapata August 5th and August 11th. Sign-up for our virtual phone bank here. 

Click here to sign up for Dr. Zapata’s campaign: http://www.electmarazapata.com/get-involved/ 

Dr. Marie-Flore Lindor Latortue for School Board, District 7

Join the virtual phone bank to call voters in School Board district 7 August 6th and August 12th,  for Dr. Marie-Flore Lindor Latortue on our mobilize here.

You can learn more about Dr. Flore and get involved here:

Dr. Nancy Lawther for School Board, District 9

August 6th and August 12th will be our virtual phone bank for Nancy Lawther, running for School Board in district 9. Sign-up on our mobilize page here.

You can also sign up for Dr. Nancy Lawther’s events here:

We’re looking for folks to join our Early Voting Site Teams!

Teams will be responsible for picking up, setting up, and breaking down signs for our DEC endorsed candidates. We won’t be asking you to come within close contact of people. 

If you’re interested in joining a team, sign-up here

And our regularly scheduled days of action will be continuing! Sign up for a phone bank or a text bank below

Our phone banks have made more than 10,000 calls in the last three months. We can’t let up!

Sign up for a phone bank shift below:

Saturday, August 1st, Phone Bank TRAINING

Saturday, August 1st, VIRTUAL Phone Bank

Wednesday, August 5th, Phone Bank TRAINING

Wednesday, August 5th, Phone Bank 

We’re also hosting text banks:

Friday, July 31st, Text bank to voters

Friday, August 7th, Text bank to voters

Friday, August 14th, Text bank to voters

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

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is Hiring!

We have openings right now for a part time digital specialist and we’re also hiring Field Organizers for November to help us get out the vote for our Democratic candidates in all corners of Miami-Dade County. You can find the job descriptions and instructions for applying at: https://www.miamidadedems.org/jobs 

Special BYE-DON Yard Signs

Help us say bye to 45, and let everyone know your candidate! Miami-Dade Dems have yard signs for Biden – you can make a $10 contribution here to request yours. You can pick them up from us at the Senate Victory office on any Wednesday during business hours, at 4649 Ponce de Leon. You can also reach out if you’re interested in helping lead phonebanks to voters who may want one. Email Ariel Sepulveda at fielddirector@miamidadedems.org

The Voter Protection Team is Recruiting Poll Watchers

It’s not too late to sign up to one of the most critical missions we have: to ensure that every voter who intends to cast a vote, can cast a vote. The Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Committee, chaired by Wayne Brody is looking for volunteers to help with this mission. 

While we are encouraging as many people to vote by mail as possible, we know that many people will still choose to vote in person. 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.

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.


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