Costume parade reminds voters ‘How scary a Donald Trump Presidency would be’
Miami, FL — This Sunday, October 30, labor and immigration groups celebrated the first weekend of early voting by hosting a ‘Trump Is Scary’ Halloween parade and block party.
More than 200 activists dressed in costumes alluding to the terrifying prospect of a Trump presidency and marched from José Martí Park to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, a busy Miami-Dade early voting location.
Once there, the organizers led a family-friendly block party focused on educating, entertaining and encouraging early voters to go to the polls and vote for progressive candidates.
Families across Miami-Dade came out to celebrate and cast their vote amid food trucks, face-painting stations, music, and trick-or-treating. Among the creative costumes, the parade also featured South Florida’s Love Bus Project and banners from “Cuenta Conmigo” a grassroots GOTV campaign that has energized Latino voters across the US.
“I am very pleased with the turnout. Latinos have a lot at stake in this election and this event is proof that the community understands and is coming out to vote,” said Ruth Moreno, Florida Regional Coordinator of iAmerica Action. “We are a resilient and proud community that will not let the negative attacks and rhetoric discourage us from using our power, our vote.”
“It was great to see people come together in the name of love, collaboration and cooperation,” said Elbert Garcia, State Director for Florida’s Voice. “The beautiful mosaic that we saw today is what makes this country great and is the future that we encourage so many people to support with their vote.”