One of the best places for individuals to get involved and effect change is at the local and state level. But to do this, it helps to know how these governmental and political systems function.
This Thursday, the Downtown Democrats of Miami are hosting Miami-Dade Civics 101.
Maggie Fernandez, President of sMIA Group and organizer of the Civics 101 event and Ron Bilbao of the Florida Education Association joined Florida Action Cast recently to talk about the upcoming event as well as government, civic engagement, and running for elected office in Miami-Dade County and the Sunshine State.
Here's links for points of clarification and resources discussed on the show:
- Miami Municipalities and Mayors
- Florida League of Women Voters
- Ruth's List Florida
- New Leaders Council
- Miami-Dade County 2017 Calendar of Elections
- Florida 2018 Calendar of Elections
- Unincorporated Municipal Service Area (UMSA)