Early voting is here!

Early voting for the August 30 primaries is open now and the Downtown Dems are doing everything we can to mobilize voters for Democrats. Join us for a voter mobilization event this weekend. 

The Hillary Clinton campaign is running a voter registration drive before the start of Friday's Critical Mass bike ride. They will give you everything you need to get people registered. Meet beginning at 6pm. To RSVP contact Calum Smith at calumsmith710@gmail.com. 

On Saturday August 27 we will be talking to voters in Coconut Grove in support of Mo Abety's bid for school board seat 6. Mo is a progressive and will fight to get our children the education they deserve. We'll be meeting at Edge Communications at 2929 SW 3rd Ave at 10.30 on Saturday. More details and RSVP here

Join your fellow Downtown Dems for Brunch & Vote on Sunday August 28. We'll have a special brunch menu at Fados in Brickell (including deals on mimosas!) before taking the metromover together to Government Center to vote early. Any Miami-Dade County voter can vote early at Government Center. If you have received an absentee ballot just bring it with you to turn in or void. See more details and RSVP here

If you need a refresher on some of the races on your ballot download your copy of the Downtown Dems voter guide here


Downtown Dems August 30 Democratic Primary Voter Guide and Candidate Forum

If you missed a chance to pick up your copy of the Downtown Dems Voter Guide to the August 30 Democratic Primary you can download a copy by clicking here.

And to meet some of the candidates featured in the guide this week the Downtown Dems are co-hosting a candidate forum for the Democratic candidates for FL State House District 108 and State Senate District 38. The forum is at Faith Community Baptist Church at 10401 NW 8th Ave. All of the Democratic candidates for House District 108 are confirmed and all but one of the State Senate Democratic candidates. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Click here for more details and to RSVP to the Democratic candidate forum.



Downtown Dems DNC Watch Party

Join the Downtown Dems at a DNC watch party. 

We're joining forces with the Annette Taddeo campaign to host a watch party for the final night of the DNC where Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic Presidential nomination! Join us in the back room at the Grove Spot at 3324 Virginia St in Coconut Grove from 7pm on Thursday July 28th.

We'll also be unveiling our very first Democratic Voter Guide that outlines the choices you have in August and November. We hope you will join us to hear from Annette (live) and Hillary (on TV) and meet other Democrats committed to the progressive movement.

We have happy hour prices all night long and light appetizers will be provided. RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.

This event is co-hosted by the Annette Taddeo campaign. You can donate to Annette's campaign by clicking HERE.


Venue Change

Please note that the date of the happy hour has been changed from June 16th to the following Thursday June 23rd due to a scheduling conflict with the venue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The venue remains the same: Fado's Irish Pub in Brickell.

See you June 23rd!


Thursday 6/16 Happy Hour featuring Randall Hill

While the national primaries may be nearing an end, local primary season is in high gear.

Join the Downtown Dems and meet fellow Democratic movers and shakers at our monthly happy hour.

This month, we are proud to announce CD-24 candidate, and former UM and NFL player Randall Hill!

Other candidates are expected to be announced shortly. Hear from the candidates directly about their vision for both the Greater Downtown Area and South Florida.

Don't Miss The June 1 Miami Dade Judicial Forum June 1

June 1, there will be a Judicial Forum held at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.  Candidates for all of the county judicial elections on August 30th have been invited to let the voters know what their qualifications are.  Gail and I will be there.  You should be too.




Downtown Dems Phone Bank this Wednesday!

Election Day is approaching and the Downtown Dems are ready to fight for our candidates! We will be organizing voter registration, canvassing and phone banks to reach out as many voters as possible.

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Voter Registration & Downtown Dems in the News

Thanks to everyone who came out to last Thursday's event. We had a great turnout with a lot of new faces. Congratulations to our new board members. Looking forward to see you all again at the next one.

Now it's time to bring some Downtown Dems flavor to the Miami Heat. We'll be conducting a voter registration drive outside of the American Airlines Arena this Wednesday, April 27th starting at 6pm. Should you wish to join us and for more information, please contact Ines at inemat17@gmail.com.

We will be joined by Sky Nelson from the Florida Democratic Party who will be conducting voter registration training so don't worry if you've never done this kind of thing before. If you'd like to get involved with the FDP's coordinated campaign to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, shoot him an email at snelson@flvictory2016.org.

Finally, our Vice President Richard Lamondin was in the news this past Friday! ABC 10 News did an Earth Day story on his water conservation company EcoSystems. Check it out:


We love to highlight the accomplishments of our membership. Should you have a story to tell please contact us at info@downtowndems.com.

Hope to see you Wednesday


April Happy Hour and Board of Directors Elections

Join the Downtown Dems at Batch GastroPub at 6.30PM for our monthly happy hour and the election of 5 new Board of Directors.  

If you are interested in getting involved and applying to one of the positions, please fill out and submit the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-L_rZU6MGmjCxBsCD9UQuHmzm7NayyoLAThskD18TW0/viewform

We are looking for:

Political Director – You will be our liaison to elected officials and candidates
Membership Director – You will be in charge of increasing membership and keeping our membership list updated
Fundraising Director – You will be in charge of raising money and planning fundraisers
Programs Director – You will be in charge of planning our events and selecting/prepping our speakers
Campaign Director – You will be in charge of our volunteer activities: voter registration, phone banking, canvassing, etc.

Kindly submit the applications by Monday, April 18th. Between Monday and Thursday we will send out the bios of the applicants so that our members can review them beforehand. Beware that only 2016 members are eligible to vote.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at info@downtowndems.com.

WhereBatch GastroPub, at 30 SW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33130.

When: April 21st, 2016 at 6.30PM

See you all there!


Big Week For Democrats (3/7)

Join the Downtown Dems and our friends at a number of events this week:

March 8th - The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is hosting a fundraiser with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC National Finance Chair Henry Munoz, Co-Chair Stephen Bittel, and surprise special guests on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Bar at 1306 located at 1306 N. Miami Ave Miami, FL 33136. Come out and support our local party on the eve of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate here in Miami.

March 9th - Debate Watch Party with the Downtown Dems! If you're not attending the debate in person we'd love for you to join us at Fado's (900 S Miami Ave, Ste 200, Miami, Florida 33130) from 7pm onward.

The Washington Post will be streaming live from the event and there will be some pre-debate games and contests before it begins. There may even be a few "Make America Drumpf Again" hats on the line

March 12th - The Miami-Dade Young Dems will be registering voters during Art Walk in Wynwood--nothing goes with art, music and good food quite like civic engagement. They'll be meeting up outside of Panther Coffee at 5 p.m. (2390 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127).

March 13th - Brunch & Vote! Join us for a delicious brunch special on Sunday March 13th 11am at Fado's Irish Pub. (900 S Miami Ave, Ste 200, Miami, Florida 33130)

After brunch, we will all jump into the metroMover to Government Center and cast our ballots together.

March 15th- The Florida Primary

That's all folks. Hope to see you out and about this Primary season.