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Breaking News: Miami-Dade Dems mobilize aid relief for Haiti; Miami-Dade GOP nowhere to be found

Apparently no one is minding the store at Miami-Dade Republican headquarters. Either that, or they've all taken a sworn Kiddie Club house pledge in support of Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh's Aryan Nation posture on not donating money for Haiti relief.

On the other hand, the Apparently no one is minding the store at Miami-Dade Republican headquarters. Either that, or they've all taken a sworn Kiddie Club house pledge in support of Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh's Aryan Nation posture on not donating money for Haiti relief.

On the other hand, the Miami-Dade Democratic party announced mobilization of fund-raising and relief efforts the very next day. Party Chairmen Richard Lydecker obviously recognizes that there is a large Haitian population in Miami---in excess of ,7000---and that every Haitian here suffers incomprehensible grief and astonishment at the virtual wipe-out Mother Nature heaped on Port Au Prince.

While the lack of a call or ANY kind of action from the Miami-Dade Republican party is deafening in it's silence, the Democrats call to action said, in part:

"This is a call to action to help Haiti.

We are heartsick at the devastation from Tuesday's earthquake. Our neighbors in Miami-Dade are especially stricken, and we reach out to them with help and sympathy. Some of our close friends in the Miami-Dade Democratic Party are among those desperate for news of family, friends and hometowns in Haiti, and we suffer with them in their anxiety.

As chairman of the county party, I urge all who can to donate time and money and supplies for relief in Haiti."

The call to action spelled out further that Haiti is in need of cash donations, medical supplies, water, and non-perishables, and encouraged citizens to call 305-960-4660, or go directly to www.MiamiDadeDemocrats.com to donate. Mr.Lydecker concluded:
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"We all thank President Obama and the U.S. military units that already are at work in Haiti, along with civilian agencies, with many more to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their huge task ahead. The people of Haiti should know they have many friends in the United States and especially in Miami-Dade, and they are not forsaken."

The biblical scourge that has been inflicted on Haiti is like something out of Sodom and Gomorrah; few are not moved to tears as they stand transfixed at local gym television monitors or banks of televisions in local appliance stores, and many are digging down deep---even those without jobs---to donate what they can to a nation whose collective soul is on life support.

Shockingly, the national GOP web site has a statement from RNC Chairman Michael Steele on it's landing page, encouraging support for Haiti; evidently the Miami-Dade Republicans didn't get that memo. Rest assured that in coming elections, the over 470,000 black and African American voters in Miami-Dade County will send a strong reminder to the Republicans in their time of need...

In the next election.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

American Red Cross www.redcross.org

Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Miami-Dade Democrats www.MiamiDadeDemocrats.com


Operation Helping Hands www.iwant2help.org


UNICEF www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake

announced mobilization of fund-raising and relief efforts the very next day. Party Chairmen Richard Lydecker obviously recognizes that there is a large Haitian population in Miami---in excess of ,7000---and that every Haitian here suffers incomprehensible grief and astonishment at the virtual wipe-out Mother Nature heaped on Port Au Prince.

While the lack of a call or ANY kind of action from the Miami-Dade Republican party is deafening in it's silence, the Democrats call to action said, in part:

"This is a call to action to help Haiti.

We are heartsick at the devastation from Tuesday's earthquake. Our neighbors in Miami-Dade are especially stricken, and we reach out to them with help and sympathy. Some of our close friends in the Miami-Dade Democratic Party are among those desperate for news of family, friends and hometowns in Haiti, and we suffer with them in their anxiety.

As chairman of the county party, I urge all who can to donate time and money and supplies for relief in Haiti."

The call to action spelled out further that Haiti is in need of cash donations, medical supplies, water, and non-perishables, and encouraged citizens to call 305-960-4660, or go directly to www.MiamiDadeDemocrats.com to donate. Mr.Lydecker concluded:
.
We all thank President Obama and the U.S. military units that already are at work in Haiti, along with civilian agencies, with many more to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their huge task ahead. The people of Haiti should know they have many friends in the United States and especially in Miami-Dade, and they are not forsaken.

The biblical scourge that has been inflicted on Haiti is like something out of Sodom and Gomorrah; few are not moved to tears as they stand transfixed at local gym television monitors or banks of televisions in local appliance stores, and many are digging down deep---even those without jobs---to donate what they can to a nation whose collective soul is on life support.

Shockingly, the national GOP web site has a statement from RNC Chairman Michael Steele on it's landing page, encouraging support for Haiti; evidently the Miami-Dade Republicans didn't get that memo. Rest assured that in coming elections, the over 470,000 black and African American voters in Miami-Dade County will send a strong reminder to the Republicans in their time of need...

In the next election.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

American Red Cross www.redcross.org

Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Miami-Dade Democrats www.MiamiDadeDemocrats.com

Operation Helping Hands www.iwant2help.org

UNICEF www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake

 

Comments

  • rnmiami 4 years ago

    Using the earthquake in Haiti to dog the repubs.....you have sank to a new low!

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