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Week in Review: Joe Garcia Earns Spot on DCCC's Red to Blue Program, Calls for Action on Zika and Joins Fellow Hillary Clinton Supporters for Office Re-launch and Vice-Presidential Campaign Stop

Last week the Joe Garcia continued building momentum as they received the full support of the Democratic party. Garcia spent the week talking about the need to fund Zika efforts and the importance of healthcare for South Floridians. 

On Tuesday, Joe Garcia attended a gun violence town hall hosted by Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss at Goulds Park in response to the shooting of a nearby Sweet Sixteens party. Community leaders and members called for concrete action to put a stop to the senseless killings of innocent children in our neighborhoods.

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On Wednesday, Garcia visited Hillary for America’s Wynwood campaign office for a strategy session alongside elected officials and community activists. Attendees discussed ways to drive up voter turnout for Secretary Hillary Clinton and all Democrats on the November ballot.

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On Thursday, Joe Garcia stood with CD27 candidate Scott Fuhrman and contagious disease specialist Dr. Consuelo Beck-Sagué at the Miami Dade Mosquito Control site in Doral to call for immediate action on Zika. For the past 217 days (and counting) Congress has failed to approve President Obama’s Zika funding request and has endangered all South Florida families.

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On Friday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the addition of Garcia’s campaign to the prestigious Red to Blue program, recognizing it as one of the country’s most competitive races. 

Friday night, Garcia attended the Miami-Dade Democrats’ Blue Gala to honor prominent Democratic leaders for their work to advance progressive causes in South Florida. The Honorees included Miami Dade Commission Chairman Jean MonestimeCommissioner Daniella Levine-CavaSergio Bendixen, and Mike Abrams.

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Saturday Garcia joined Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava for a day of action in Hillary for America’s Naranja field office. Florida City Mayor Otis WallacePalmetto Bay Mayor Peggy Bell, and former Homestead Commissioner Norman Hodge Jr.were also in attendance.

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Garcia also stopped by Loren Roberts Park in Florida City for some Pop Warner football! He joined Florida City Commissioner Eugene Berry to cheer on the young athletes and show his support for the program.

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Garcia began Sunday morning by attending church service throughout South Dade, speaking to members about ending the senseless killing of our youths by passing common sense gun reform in Congress.

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Sunday night, Garcia joined Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaineon his campaign trail stop in Miami Dade College's Kendall campus. Senator Kaine addressed the vibrant room full of supporters, and discussed the importance of the November elections.

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Team Joe reached out to the community this week in a series of phone banks focused on Joe’s record of service to the people of South Florida—whether it was lowering college loan rates for students, protecting Obamacare, or securing millions for local job training.

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The Garcia campaign also shared a series of stories from local students about how Obamacare helped them get much needed healthcare. 

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