As Early Voting begins throughout South Florida, the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County is ramping up its campaigning on the statewide constitutional amendments that are certain to affect the future of the Sunshine State.
As part of the new effort, the party is releasing two new campaign ads that will be targeting voters in Miami-Dade County, and in particular the Brickell and Downtown Miami populations.
The first ad will be in opposition to Amendment 1, the constitutional amendment that would, if passed, ban third party solar energy and grant large utility companies a complete monopoly over installing solar energy. The Libertarian Party of Florida has been one of the founding supporters of Floridians for Solar Choice, a group of activists from all sides of the political spectrum that oppose the fossil fuel companies' special benefits from the State government.
The second ad is to support Amendment 2, the constitutional amendment that will legalize medical marijuana for debilitating conditions, such as epilepsy. The amendment is likely to pass, with 80% of likely voters in favor of the proposal in a recent poll.
The ads are narrated by Marcos Miralles, Vice-Chairman and Spokesman for the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County.
With the rise of the Libertarian Party as a viable alternative to the failing two-party system, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department started earlier this year to include the Libertarian Party in its district breakdown of voter registration numbers.
In other words, the public has been able to see exactly how many Libertarian voters live in each congressional, state, and local districts and in each municipality of Miami-Dade County. This data has helped us paint a new picture of our numbers and to plan better strategies.
For instance, this data has shown us that we need to progress a lot more in African American communities, but that our presence is the most significant in South Dade.
Unfortunately, the Elections Department has removed the Libertarian Party from its data breakdown this month. You can see the breakdown here.
Read here Executive Director Crevaux's letter to the Elections Department and Supervisor Christina White on the matter.
Do you speak French? If so, make sure you listen up to the Swiss public radio RTS, where Executive Director Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux was featured as a guest to talk about the Libertarian Party and its involvement in Miami-Dade County.
The show, listened throughout Switzerland, talked about climate change, Hurricane Matthew, gun control, and the growing divide of the American electorate.
Asked who he would vote for were Gary Johnson not on the ballot, Crevaux said "if I have a gun to my head and I am forced to vote, I'll take the bullet".