“A new generation of Cubans, under the age of 45, have the power to put Florida in play in 2020.”
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Young Cuban-Americans Have the Power to Reject Republicans and Turn Florida Blue | Miami Herald
By: Daniela Fernandez, Latino Victory Finance Director
January 07, 2019
Growing up in Miami as a Cuban American is a privilege. You can get a proper colada y tostada on every block or start a pick-up domino game at any time.
But it wasn’t always like this.
Not even 40 years ago, in response to the influx of Cuban exiles to South Florida, 44,000 Miamians signed a petition demanding a referendum to eliminate Spanish as the second official language of what then was Dade County. Cubans arriving in the United States were met with anger, hostility and signs reading “Dade County is not Cuba. Speak English.”
It’s clear that for too long, Cuban Americans have been denigrated and cast aside, especially by the Republican Party. A few months ago, the Trump administration deported 120 Cubans, in what the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency called, “the largest group of Cuban nationals to be removed on a single flight in recent years.” But this is hardly the first time Trump and Republicans have gone after Cubans. Remember in 2016 when a Trump-aligned white-supremacist group pushed out robocalls telling people not to vote for a Cuban?
A new generation of Cubans, under the age of 45, have the power to put Florida in play in 2020.
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