Last night, over 4,000 Libertarians in the State of Florida went out and voted in the historical statewide primary of the Libertarian Party of Florida's nomination for the U.S. Senate.
200 of those voters were in Miami-Dade County.
Congratulations to Paul Stanton. Mr. Stanton won decisively the primary and will be facing Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy in November. We are ready to campaign with and for Paul Stanton to help defeat the Establishment and replace Senator Rubio in November. The next two months will be among the most exciting in our history.
We are also happy to learn that Amendment 4, the statewide constitutional referendum that would allow private companies to establish solar energy-producing devices on their properties without affecting their property tax payouts, passed handily with almost 73% of the vote in Florida. Our Miami-Dade County support showed its fruits when we learned that our county voted 74.2% in favor of Amendment 4. We are now ready to fight against Amendment 1 in November and make sure a real free market in solar energy comes to the Sunshine State.
In Miami Gardens, 78% voted in favor of the the Charter Amendment that would return control of the HardRock Stadium from Miami-Dade County to the City of Miami Gardens. That's 78% of voters that chose the Libertarian way.
In Sweetwater, 54% of the voters went with the Libertarian recommendation of approving the sale of an empty public land to avoid bankruptcy.
Last night was a night of celebration. But we are now hitting the ground for our next step, November. We have Amendment 1 to defeat, Amendment 2 to pass, a plethora of special elections to work on, and, of course, we need to make sure Gary Johnson wins Miami-Dade County and gets elected the next President of the United States. Finally, we will be continuing our Operation: CDD Takeover and ensure that Dennis Misigoy becomes our fifth local elected official as the next Supervisor of the Enclave at Black Point Community Development District.
Congratulations to all.
Let's get to work.
Vice-Chairman Marcos Miralles stumped on Tuesday morning on Hispanic TV by going to the MiraTV program Buenos Dias Miami.
Marcos Miralles talked about the chances of Libertarian candidates and issues in the August 30th primary, while facing Republican Executive Committee member Rey Anthony and Democratic Party Director Juan Cuba.
Watch the interview!
Vice-Chairman Marcos Miralles, who has served as the Vice-Chair and the Spokesman of the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County since his first election in 2015, was on America TeVe's Prepare Apunten Voten program on Tuesday, August 30th.
Miralles spoke about the benefits of Amendment 4, the State constitutional amendment that would ensure, if passed, that owning solar energy devices would penalize your property tax rate. He also spoke out about the lack of difference and competence between both Joe Garcia and Annette Taddeo, the two Democratic candidates seeking their party's nomination to run for Congress in South Miami-Dade County's District 26.
Watch the interview here!
Did you hear? The City of Miami Beach just revealed this week that it had fined as much as $1.6 million residents renting out their properties through Airbnb, since March.
Let that sink in for a moment...
That's $1.6 million that has been confiscated from the hands of residents for being engaged in a harmless activity of renting out their properties for less than six months and a day.
We are the Libertarian Party and we are going to fight back. The City Commission of Miami Beach was elected in 2013 and 2015 with a platform of promoting user-based services like Uber, but has broken that promise now that it's cracked down on Big Hotel's largest competitor.
Chairman Maxwell Getz has called for the entire Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County's leadership to get on board. And we will fight all the way until November 2017. We are going to lobby the City Commission, raise awareness, work with the victims of this terrible regulation and push public opinion in favor of free market competition.
If we can't persuade the local government to end the ban on Airbnb, we will take our arguments and our volunteers on a grassroots mission to go door-to-door and place a referendum on the ballots in November 2017.
The only thing we need from you is to help us pay for our fight.
You see, a simple donation of $25 can help our volunteers put 250 door hangers in Miami Beach. Anything donated can be put to good use, whether it involves printing petition papers or recording videos.
Please, will you help us? Donate now.