It has now been 162 days since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky. And it’s been one day since the Attorney General of Kentucky decided the only crime that was committed was that some of the bullets fired ended up in her neighbors’ walls. We must continue to Say Her Name, and we must continue to insist that Black Lives Matter. We condemn the shooting of police officers in Louisville, just as we insist on upholding our First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble and protest injustice whenever we see it.
It has now been six days since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. And five days and twenty-three hours since Senate Republicans, including Marco Rubio, decided their previous “principled” positions on filling Supreme Court seats in a presidential election year did not matter. We will not let this hypocrisy pass without a fight. Sign our petition to Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.
And we now have 7 days until the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections mails out Vote-by-Mail ballots to hundreds of thousands of voters throughout Miami-Dade County. It’s not too late to request a ballot: you can request one in minutes starting at our website, www.votefromhome.miami. Remember: even with a Vote-By-Mail request, you can still vote in person, and you can also drop your completed ballot in its signed envelope at any of the 33 Early Voting sites in Miami-Dade during Early Voting hours from October 19 – November 1.
And with just 40 days until November 3, working with the Daniella Levine Cava mayoral campaign, we are busy opening offices in different parts of the county. There are offices open in Miami Gardens, Doral, Coral Gables and we are opening an office in Perrine on Friday and one in Liberty City on Saturday. More will follow in the coming weeks. Want to join an all-volunteer contactless lit drop? We’re hosting one in Perrine on Friday starting around 2pm. The Northeast Dade Dems are hosting one in Griffing Park on Saturday morning starting at 8:30. Stay tuned for more contactless lit drops in the coming days.
Volunteer Teams: We are filling out volunteer teams — neighborhood leads, Early Voting site captains and more. Interested in helping with these efforts? Sign up here.
Paid Canvassers: There are a number of campaigns that are hiring right now and we are collecting resumes for anyone who is interested in a $15/hour paid role doing socially distanced canvassing. Are you interested? Or know someone who is? Fill out this form here, and one of the campaigns will be in touch.
There are a number of caravans to show our support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during Hispanic Heritage month. Sign up for one of the Todos Con Biden Hispanic Heritage Caravans here. This Saturday, there is a caravan in Sweetwater led by Nicaragüenses con Biden, and on Sunday there is one in Allapattah led by Dominicanos con Biden.
Join “Drivin’ with Debbie” this Saturday:
Register for Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel Powell’s “Drivin’ With Debbie” caravan this Saturday: bit.ly/DrivinWithDebbie.
Free Community Food Giveaway with Senator Taddeo and Rep. McGhee:
Saturday, Sept 26, 10am-1pm
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Join one of our phone banks:
Democratic turnout this August increased by nearly 70% from four years ago. And Vote-By-Mail is one of the big reasons why. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep the momentum going and deliver Florida to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and all our Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Help encourage voters to request a vote-by-mail ballot by October and mail-in early or drop off at early voting locations drop-boxes. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/miamidadedems/event/309100/
Want to be a Neighborhood Leader?
We need volunteers willing to help distribute yard signs, postcards, and coordinate volunteers activities in their community, along with folks capable of driving materials to volunteers. Join our first call to get folks in action. We’ll be meeting every week. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/miamidadedems/event/316966/
Join one our Early Voting Site Teams:
Join an early voting site team to coordinate with volunteers from your neighborhood. Practicing safety guidelines, we will be staffing early voting sites every day to encourage voters to vote Democrat as they walk in to cast their ballot. This is a HUGE undertaking and we’re going to need all the help! Sign up here: Early Voting Site Teams
Join the Voter Protection Team:
Voter protection team is looking for lawyers, problem solvers and patriotic people to help protect the vote during Early Voting and on Election Day. There are remote and in-person opportunities: https://www.miamidadedems.org/protect_the_vote
In the News:
Miami-Dade Democrats Call on County to Expand Voting Opportunities: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party unanimously passed a resolution at its General Body meeting on September 15th calling on Miami-Dade County to dramatically expand voting opportunities.
We need you. Miami-Dade could decide the next President and ultimately the next Supreme Court Justice: Today is a new day. RBG fought for justice and wanted to have her replacement selected after the next President is elected. It’s on us to preserve democracy. What can we do? Read more.
“Where is Carlos?” Gimenez Hides From Debates in English and Spanish: Nearly two weeks after Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell accepted three invitations to debate (two in Spanish, one in English), Carlos Gimenez has been in hiding.
Florida 2020 Amendment Recommendations: Read more about our Florida Constitutional Amendment ballot recommendations.
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