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It seems like every election cycle the ballot gets a bit longer and a bit more confusing leaving us voters with a lot of questions. The Black Collective Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Miami-Dade County. As a 501(c)(3) organization, legally we cannot endorse or make recommendations on who people should vote for. However, we have a responsibility to make sure that voters are equipped with as much information as possible to assist them in making informed decisions. 

In this moment, we are dealing with a lot: a global pandemic, which has shedded light on the health inequities and disparities in the U.S., Black uprisings demanding that Black lives are valued, respected and treated with dignity, demands for police accountability, a national housing crisis with record-number evictions and foreclosures, and the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, which have been a bedrock in our communities for generations.

Written by Francesca Menes, Co-Founder & Board Chair of The Black Collective. This voter guide was originally published on the Black Collective website. The Black Collective Centering the experiences of the African diaspora, the Black Collective is an organization committed to promoting a shared agenda to elevate political consciousness and amplify the economic power of Black communities.

The Black Collective’s voting guide does a great job at helping you to understand political terminology and the roles and powers of elected offices. To view full Black Collective #BlackFirst Voter Guide, click here.

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Hy-Lo News has done election coverage on the Miami-Dade County Mayors, County Commissioners (Districts 1,3 & 9) and State Attorney races. We have also covered the Miami Gardens Mayor and City Council elections. Click the hyperlinks to read our coverage. We provide bios and links to the candidates websites and social media pages so you can learn more about them and their platform.

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Some of our candidate research and reporting was completed in partnership with The Culture. The Culture is a Black owned media company that focuses on news, events, fashion, and lifestyle.  Read the bios and learn more about the candidates running for State Representative for District 108, State Representative for District 117, School Board District 7 and School Board District 9.

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Remember to cast your vote for the Miami-Dade State Attorney candidates on August 18, 2020. You can also vote by mail to avoid the crowds during this pandemic. Early voting ends August 16th. Be sure to check your voter’s registration card to see where your voting location will be and it’s hours. And know it doesn’t matter who you vote for, just know that your vote matters — Black Votes Matter!

If there is an election we should be paying attention to, please email us at hylonews@gmail.com

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The article was written by Janey Tate. Follow Hy-Lo News Editor-in-Chief on Twitter @Janey_TateFacebook, and Instagram.

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