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Week in Review: Joe Garcia Hits Big Grassroots Milestone, Joins Community Discussion on Police Relations and Gun Violence, Spends Weekend Meeting with South Dade Leaders

Last week, Joe Garcia hit a major milestone by having personally knocked on 5,000 doors since launching his campaign. Throughout the week, Joe joined elected leaders, law enforcement and community members to discuss police-community relations and gun violence in the wake of recent tragedies. Joe also spent the weekend in South Dade attending community events and meeting with local leaders.

Joe began the week by knocking on door number 5,000! Since beginning his outreach efforts, Joe and his grassroots team have been working hard to speak with South Florida’s voters about the things he got done in Congress on behalf of families, seniors, veterans, students and more.

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On Monday, Joe visited the Actualidad Radio studio and spoke with Julio Cesar Camacho about the recent violent events from across the country, gun reform and the importance of the Hispanic vote in the coming national elections.  

Also last week, the Garcia Campaign sent out its first mailer to households all across District 26. In it, the campaign highlighted Joe’s successes on behalf of South Florida, like protecting Obamacare, cutting student interest rates, and leading the fight on immigration reform.

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Meanwhile, Garcia Campaign Headquarters caught the Pokemon GO bug.

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On Thursday, Joe attended a community forum hosted by State Senator Dwight Bullard about ways to improve the relationship between our communities and our police officers. Also in attendance were Chief Assistant to the State Attorney’s Office Jose Arrojo, Jeanne Baker of the ACLU, representatives from the Miami-Dade Police Department, and many more. The forum discussion was focused on citizen's rights, officer training, and procedures for filing complaints against officers, as well as other community concerns. 

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Saturday, Joe knocked on more doors alongside volunteers in South Dade, then went off to the concert of RnB star Sunshine Anderson in Florida City.  Later in the day, Joe attended the Three Virtues Organization’s gala in Homestead’s Sacred Heart Church.

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Sunday, Joe spent some time visiting churches for service, including one at Florida City First Assembly of God led by Reverend Jeff Jennings.

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“With all of the tragedy we have witnessed recently, it’s important to speak with folks directly about the issues facing our community,” said Joe Garcia. “That’s why our campaign is committed to having as many conversations at the door as possible. I’ll work hard to give South Florida a voice in Congress.”

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