Monday, October 29, 2007

Millie Herrera is New President of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus; Sen.Menendez (D-NJ) featured at FLorida Democratic Convention

Democrats are hoping to capture a growing share of a voting bloc that's been written off for years as so reliably Republican that it didn't seem worth fighting for: Cuban-Americans.
Success, they think, could mean more seats in the Florida Legislature and Congress, and perhaps make the difference in winning the state's electoral votes for president next year.

"It's a mistake to give up on the Cuban-American community, and not be aggressive," said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the Senate's first Cuban-American Democrat.
Florida Democrats see so much potential for votes among Cuban-Americans and other Hispanics that they brought in Menendez to speak Saturday at their convention and to meet with the party's Hispanic Caucus. Millie Herrera is the new President of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida. Millie was elected unanimously in a meeting of delegates from the Democratic Hispanic caucuses of Broward, Hillsborough and Miami-Dade counties. Cuban-born, she is an activist and Hispanic leader in South Florida, holding positions in numerous community groups, volunteer boards and philanthropic organizations. She is also the producer and co-host of "Democracia Al Dia", a weekly radio program airing in Miami.

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