Five years ago, we were ecstatic to see Daniella Levine Cava elected commissioner of Miami-Dade County. Now we can’t wait to call her Madam Mayor.
Ruth’s List Florida just endorsed Commissioner Daniella, as part of its mission to elect pro-choice, Democratic women to state and local office. But there are many more reasons to elect Daniella mayor of Miami-Dade County in 2020, including the fact that Daniella is:
1. A fierce advocate for women: When the federal government failed to stand up for women’s rights, Daniella led the effort to make Miami-Dade the first county to ever sign onto the International Convention to End Discrimination Against Women. Thanks to her efforts, Miami-Dade has the tools to study discrimination in our community and address systemic inequality.
2. Proponent of equal pay: Daniella sponsored and passed landmark legislation to demand equal pay for women who work for our county – and private vendors that do business with Miami-Dade. If you think women should be given equal pay for equal work, get to know DLC.
3. The definition of a Water Warrior: Daniella has been at the forefront of the fight to protect our drinking water and to prepare our county for climate change and rising seas.
4. A life-long defender of Florida’s most vulnerable: Daniella has dedicated her career to social justice by serving as an attorney for Legal Services and the guardian Ad Litem program, and founding what became Catalyst Miami, which empowers low and moderate-income families with the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty.
5. A trend-setter: In 2014, Daniella was the dark horse in a long shot campaign, and she made history with a then-rare victory for Democrats. Her 2014 campaign is still referenced today as a blueprint for how to win as a progressive in Miami-Dade.
You can help make history by electing the FIRST female mayor of Miami-Dade County. Madame Mayor, we like the sound of it, and think it’s about time.
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