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Week in Review: Joe Garcia Joins Community for July 4th Celebrations, Speaks Out Against Opponents of Immigration Reform and Gears Up Grassroots Operation

Last week, the Joe Garcia Campaign ramped up its community outreach by taking on its first class of summer interns and kicking off a series of phone banks. Joe Garcia, candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District, also called out his Republican opponent for giving money to enemies of immigration reform. During the Fourth of July, Garcia toured much of the district Independence Day parades, barbecues and firework celebrations.

On Monday, Garcia joined Grant Stern’s radio show Only in Miami and called out Carlos Curbelo for saying one thing in South Florida and doing the opposite in Washington. Garcia highlighted Curbelo’s opposition to the President’s actions on immigration, as well as his contributions to anti-immigration reform racists using “pro-immigration” PAC money. Garcia also spoke about Curbelo’s recent statements on gun reform, which blatantly contradict his record as an NRA favorite and longtime opponent of gun control.

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During the week, Team Joe took on its first class of summer interns, helping the campaign make huge strides in its outreach efforts. In a series of phone banks, interns and volunteers spoke to voters about the need for a real progressive representative in Washington that will fight to improve access to education, work to make Obamacare better, and protect our environment and water from pollution.  

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On Friday, Garcia appeared on Spanish language network Mega TV’s Ahora with Oscar Haza. Garcia discussed the national election landscape alongside former Florida State Representative JC Planas.

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Garcia kicked off the Fourth of July celebrations on Monday by marching in the Key Largo Independence Day Parade.

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Following the parade, Garcia spent time with veterans at the Homestead posts for Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion during their Fourth of July barbecues. At each event, he thanked our veterans and exchanged ideas about how to make the VA system more effective. 

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Garcia was also invited to join former Homestead Mayor Roscoe Warren’s annual family reunion and BBQ. During the gathering, Mayor Warren jumped on stage to speak about his support for Garcia and urged family and friends to join him in supporting Garcia in the election for Florida's 26th District.

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Later in the day, Garcia shook hands with hundreds of South Dade residents during the Homestead Speedway’s “Race to the 4th” fireworks celebration. 

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To close out the day’s festivities, Garcia joined Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace and Commissioner R.S. Shriver during their fireworks extravaganza in Fasulo Park. During the event, Mayor Wallace took the mic to reemphasize his and his commission’s endorsement of Garcia and asked him to say a few words. 

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