Miami, FL – New Florida Majority (NewFM), a social and racial justice organization dedicated to expanding democracy and restoring justice, is proud to endorse Eleazar Meléndez in the upcoming Miami City Commission race to represent District 1. The election will take place on November 5th, 2019.
NewFM’s Ad Hoc committee for City of Miami District 1, composed of both Latinx and Black neighbors from the area, sent questionnaires to all seven candidates running for the same position but only Betty Hermida and Eleazar Meléndez responded. The questionnaire asked about their positions on fair economy, climate justice, democracy, immigration, mass incarceration, among other issues. The committee moved to endorse Mr. Meléndez.
Juanita Alvarez, a Puerto Rican neighbor from Allapattah and member of the committee, said that Eleazar is a candidate that will “bring justice and dignity to the position,” and that she supports him because “he agrees with all the issues that I do.”
Rafael Ortiz, a Cuban neighbor from Allapatah and also a member of the committee highlighted that Eleazar is “interested in immigrant issues and changing bad government policies.”
“It is rare to find a candidate who has experienced life inside and outside of government, who puts people over profits. Eleazar has shown a commitment to keep the people of District 1 and the City of Miami at the forefront of his campaign,” said Dwight Bullard, NewFM Political Director.