ICYMI: The presidential debate was not the only political debate important to South Florida voters Sunday. Earlier in the morning, I was able to make the case for change on CBS4’s “Facing South Florida” with Jim Defede, who hosted the first Miami-Dade mayoral debate since we forced Carlos Gimenez into a runoff. While I emphasized my ability to reach consensus through intelligent dialogue, which I have done as a trial lawyer and an elected member of the Miami-Dade County Public School Board, Carlos Gimenez blamed others and made excuses for everything wrong in his administration, from dismantling the police department’s specialized units to his late response on Zika.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 7, 2016:This is possibly the most critical election of most of our lifetime. Any immigrant not voting, or missing this opportunity to vote could mean handing a tax cheat, a sexist pig, a demagogue, a xenophobe and an ignoramus the chance to set this country back decades.
Support for Trump drops in days following first presidential debate.  MIAMI (October 5, 2016) – Support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reached an all-time high among Latino voters nationally last week, with more than 83 percent indicating they would vote for her, according to the New Latino Voice poll. Meanwhile, support for Republican Donald Trump among Latinos decreased in Florida in the days following the first presidential debate, according to the weekly public opinion poll conducted by FIU in partnership with mobile advertising company Adsmovil.
Medical, Religious, Judicial, and Law Enforcement Leaders and Communities.  TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (September 28, 2016) – The VOTE NO on 2 campaign today released a list of state and national respected organizations, associations and professionals, all of whom have voiced their opposition to Florida’s Amendment 2 appearing on the November ballot. “We are thrilled to have the strong support of these respected leaders and entities who agree that there is nothing medical about marijuana,” said Christina Johnson, spokesperson for the VOTE NO on 2 campaign. “As Florida voters begin to cast their ballots on Amendment 2, it is vitally important they understand that this is no more than legalized pot and has no place in Florida’s constitution.”
The Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department was honored to swear in 139 new officers this week. The entire community should be pleased to know that these men and women stepped forward to serve this community, during this challenging time in our national history. Law enforcement officers are being held to the highest standards of conduct and ethics, and we know that this most recent class of officers will continue the tradition of excellent service and professionalism that has been the hallmark of the Miami-Dade Police Department. I am proud of each and every one of these officers for making this commitment to our community.
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