This week, former Congressman Joe Garcia proudly received the endorsement of the Sierra Club, the nation's preeminent advocate for clean air, clean water, and conservation. The Sierra Club endorsed Garcia because of his stalwart support of Florida’s environment.
Unfortunately, the Caribbean and Southeastern United States were hit by Hurricane Matthew this week, causing devastation and pain for the people of Haiti and many other places along the storm’s path.
In order to help the people of Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, Garcia donated supplies to the relief effort for the island. Garcia joined a supply drive organized by Johnny Macon and the West Perrine Community Builders Association, in partnership with the Haitian Task Force of South Dade, Three Virtues Organization Inc., Homestead Vice-Mayor Patricia Fairclough and other community leaders.
In order to continue helping the people of Haiti, Garcia partnered with the West Perrine Community Builders Association to rn his Perrine campaign office into a drop off site for relief supplies.
On Saturday, Garcia joined supporters and dedicated community leaders at the grand opening of the Upper Keys Democratic Campaign Office. The new office will allow Team Joe to continue building on its recent grassroots milestone of 200,000 calls and door-to-door visits.
Garcia then went back to his Westchester Campaign office to join members of the immigration activist community for a day of action. The activists made calls for Garcia and later presented him with an original statue in honor of his work to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The statue symbolically showed a silhouetted woman repairing the Venezuelan flag.
Garcia also received the endorsement of Miami's Community Newspapers over the weekend. In their recommendation, the local newspaper cited Garcia’s focus on the issues that matter to South Florida families, like lowering the cost of student loans, lowering flood insurance rates and fighting for a higher minimum wage.
On Sunday, Garcia attended the Miami-Broward Carnival at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center to celebrate South Florida’s vibrant Caribbean culture.
Following the Caribbean event, the Joe Garcia campaign held a Women-2-Women Phone Bank in its Westchester headquarters, where supporters called other women in the community about Garcia's history of standing with women on issues like equal pay and their right to choose. They also spoke to voters about the consequences of electing people like Carlos Curbelo and Donald Trump who consistently take stands against women on important issues.
Finally, Garcia closed out the night alongside the Democratic Club of South Dade and WeCount! to watch the second presidential debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.