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Candidate forum highlights the issues impacting Miami-Dade voters

SEIU Florida joins community groups and candidates of State Senate 40 and House Districts 115 and 118 for a moderated forum

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR OCT. 12, 2016
Media contact:
 Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org954-652-9897

WHO: Community members, State Senate 40 candidates Dwight Bullard and Frank Artiles, House District 118 candidates Robert Asencio and David Rivera, House District 115 Candidates Jeffrey Solomon and Michael Bileca
WHAT: Candidate forum
WHERE: Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Room 6120, 11011 SW 104th St., Miami, FL 33176
WHEN: Oct. 12th, at 6:00pm

Miami, FL — With the election a month away, SEIU Florida is joining Miami-Dade College, Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Miami-Dade chapter of the Philip Randolph Institute and the South Florida Labor Council for Latin American Advancement to hold a candidate forum exploring the issues affecting local residents. Candidates for State House and State Senate will take part in a moderated question and answer session where community members can get the facts they need to make an informed choice this November.

“It gives me the opportunity to make an informed decision on who deserves my vote and who will represent my community in the best way possible,” says Ana Belen, a 26-year-old FIU student who lives in the district.

Important issues like the dangers of climate change, sea level rise, college affordability, living wages, racial justice and more will be discussed. State Senate 40 candidates Dwight Bullard and Frank Artiles, House District 118 candidates Robert Asencio and David Rivera, House District 115 Candidates Jeffrey Solomon and Michael Bileca have been invited to participate.

According to 25-year-old Lexa Lubin, a community member who will be attending the event, “This candidate forum is a unique opportunity for voters to engage those who seek to represent them in a dynamic and constructive dialogue about the issues that impact their families and their communities.”

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SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees and property service workers in the state of Florida. SEIU members provide vital public services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, municipal and county governments, malls, and universities. With over 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America.