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OVER 1,500 IMMIGRANT YOUTH AND VOLUNTEERS TO GATHER TO GET OUT THE VOTE

Largest Single Voter Mobilization in the State This Cycle for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, and Progressive Candidates Down the Ballot

MIAMI, FL -- This Saturday, over 1,500 immigrant youth, families, and allies will gather in Miami to kick-off the one month countdown to this year’s midterm election. United We Dream Action are volunteering with The Win Justice coalition* for the largest single voter mobilization in Florida this election cycle. Bend the Arc and Fight for $15 will also join the action.

Volunteers will head out into communities across Miami-Dade county to help get out the vote for Andrew Gillum, Senator Bill Nelson, and a group of progressive candidates. The groups hosting the Saturday action also support Amendment 4, the ballot initiative that would restore voting rights for 1.4 million Floridians who’ve completed their sentence and allow them to fully participate in our democracy.

Early voting in Miami-Dade county begins Monday, October 22.

Who: Win Justice Coalition* and volunteers of United We Dream Action, Fight for $15, and Bend the Arc

What: Massive volunteer action to get out the vote hosted by Win Justice

Where: DoubleTree, Miami Airport Convention Center - Royal Ballroom

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: Program begins promptly at 12:00PM

Immigrant youth, their families, and allies are in Miami for their largest bi-annual gathering of immigrant youth: UWD Congress. Immigrant youth are speaking directly to voters to tell them what’s at stake this election and proudly declaring that our our communities are #HeretoStay!

Since this past Spring, the Win Justice coalition has hosted over 400 events statewide - including the first Democratic Gubernatorial debate in South Florida back in June.

Video footage and interviews with volunteers from the event will be available by 3:00PM.

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*The Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Service Employees International Union, have joined together nationally to form a groundbreaking coalition to build lasting power in our communities and win key elections in battleground states. In Florida, the four national partners have joined Dream Defenders, Florida Immigration Coalition, New Florida Majority, and Organize Florida to reach over 1.2 million voters in 16 counties. The strength of our collaboration is in our organizations’ deep knowledge and connections in our communities, positive vision and values, history of collaboration and trust, and track record of change locally. The Win Justice Coalition is working to create true change across the state of Florida in the 2018 election and beyond.

United We Dream Action is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 500,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states.