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Florida Democrats, Lawmakers, Stand United with Venezuelans Protesting Today

Today, the Florida Democratic Party and Democratic lawmakers released the following statements in solidarity with Venezuelans taking to the streets to fight for their freedom and democracy, and to denounce the legitimacy of the Maduro regime. In Florida, the Venezuelan community will be marching in different cities across the state to express solidarity and demand an end to the atrocities caused by Maduro and his government officials.

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement:

“The Florida Democratic Party stands in support with the people of Venezuela marching today to demand an end to the illegitimate Maduro’s regime and the restoration of democracy. We denounce the illegitimacy of the Maduro’s regime and his efforts to remain illegally in power. The Florida Democratic Party stands united with Venezuelans in their fight for democracy.”

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell released the following statement:

“On January 23rd, Venezuelans will once again take to the streets to fight for their freedom. I stand in solidarity with Venezuelans in demanding that democracy be restored in their country and to find an end to the crisis caused by the Maduro regime. I will continue to work in Congress to address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and to help our Venezuelans brothers and sisters living in Florida. Venezuela is not alone.”

State Senator José Javier Rodríguez released the following statement:

“Today, 61 years after the overthrow of the dictatorship in Venezuela, Venezuelans take the streets to demand freedom and an end to the illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro. I stand in support of the Venezuelan community in their efforts to defend democracy and denouncing Maduro’s dictatorship, and to ensure that we will continue looking for solutions to address the socio-economic crisis that continues to affect the lives of millions in Venezuelans.”

State Senator Annette Taddeo released the following statement:

“Today I stand in support with people in Venezuela marching for freedom from Maduro’s tyranny, denouncing the illegitimacy of the Maduro regime and recognizing Juan Guaidó as provisional president.”

Congresswoman Donna Shalala released the following statement:

“Today, the Venezuelan people are in the streets calling for an end to the illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro and demanding the restoration of democracy and solutions to the crisis affecting millions of Venezuelans. I stand in solidarity with the Venezuelan people here in the United States, in Venezuela, and around the world. I am committed to fighting for solutions to address the socioeconomic and humanitarian crisis, and together we will support the Venezuelan people in their efforts to restore the democracy that guarantees freedom.”

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