Get Involved This Weekend

With the weather cooling, local candidates need your help now more than ever. This weekend we'll be out supporting a number of local candidates and hope you'll join us:

Jose Javier Rodriguez (State Senate District 37) -

Please join the Jose Javier Rodriguez campaign on Sunday, October 23rd, at 12:00 pm for a special Day of Action with Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall and local teachers! We'll chat with Joanne about the importance of this race to our schools and then go talk to voters in Miami.  Please RSVP to Chris at or 786-273-9975 for the address!

Facebook Event:

Robert Asencio (State House District 118) -

Modesto "Mo" Abetty (School Board District 6) - 

Please join the Mo Abetty campaign this Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please meet at their campaign office at 2929 SW 3rd Ave. Suite 220 Miami, FL 33129. Please RSVP to Aida Cardenas at 305-492-9275 or
We look forward to seeing you out there supporting these fantastic candidates.



Upcoming Events October 2016

With less than a month to go before election day, your engagement is more important than ever. We are the most important county in the most important state in this election. With that in mind, we have a number of October events for you to attend. Mark you calendars. Let's make history.

October 15th: A Day of Action with Jose Javier Rodriguez:

Join the Downtown Dems as we work to help our future State Senator prevail in a close race.

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

RSVP: Chris at or 786-273-9755 for the address.

October 18th: Brickell Comedy Festival: Make America Laugh Again:

Comic Cure presents Make America Laugh Again – a roast of the Presidential Candidates with Roastmaster Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys, The U) and a showcase of local civic leaders (such as our very own Jose Javier Rodriguez and Ken Russell) and comedians with headliner Kira Soltanovich from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Enter Promo Code: DOWNTOWNDEMS to receive a discount on tickets
Show Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Flamingo Theater Bar in the
Four Ambassadors Hotel - 905 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131

October 19th: Downtown Dems & Young Dems Phone Bank & Debate Watch Party:

Join us as we phone bank for Hillary then tune in to watch her in the final debate before election day. Light refreshments will be provided. Please BYOB.

Start time: 6:00 PM phone bank followed by the final debate at 9:00 PM.
Location: Hillary for America South Florida HQ
2215 NW 1st Pl, Miami, Florida 33127

October 30th: Our famous Brunch & Vote

Last but not least, our final Brunch & Vote will take place October 30th at the usual Fado's Irish Pub. Come have a bite . We will be discussing the candidates and amendments on the ballot and may even have a special guest pay us a visit. Afterwards, we'll all head over to Government Center to cast our early votes.

Start Time: 11:00 am
Location: Fado's Irish Pub
900 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

See you there!


September Happy Hour with Jose Javier Rodriguez

With the primaries behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to a key local race for State Senate, District 37. Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez is running to turn District 37 Blue in November. Many members of the Downtown Dems live in District 37 that includes Downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Allapattah, the Roads, Little Havana and Coral Gables.

We're meeting 6pm at the Cafe at Books & Books Arsht Center located at

Please don't miss this opportunity to meet Jose in person, understand his vision, and learn how you can volunteer to help him get elected. Bring along your friends and neighbors who live in District 37 to meet JJR too!

Suggested campaign donation: $20


Movie Night with the Downtown Dems

It's movie night this Tuesday September 6th with the Downtown Dems!  Showtime is 7pm at O Cinema Wynwood (90 NW 29th St, 33127 Miami, United States). We'll be in the lobby starting at 6:30 for a brief happy hour ($1 off if you say you're with the Downtown Dems).

We will be screening SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, a film inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

Buy your tickets at and use the code "DEMS" for $2 off your ticket. Facebook event link here:

What: Southside With You
When: Tuesday September 6th at 7pm
Where: O Cinema Wynwood (90 NW 29th St, 33127 Miami, United States)

P.S. Save the date: September 15th Happy Hour & Fundraiser for Jose Javier Rodriguez at the Cafe at Books & Books. With the primaries behind us Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez is running to turn District 37 Blue in November. Many of our members live in District 37 that includes Downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Allapattah, the Roads, and Coral Gables.

Event details on our Facebook page:


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 

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.