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Florida Politics: SAVE Action PAC backs ‘inclusive leader’ Daniella Levine Cava for re-election as Miami-Dade Mayor

As she seeks re-election, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava can again rely on support from the political spending arm of South Florida’s longest-running LGBTQ advocacy group.

SAVE Action PAC has once more endorsed Levine Cava for the county’s top elected office, citing her progressive policies as key.

“(We are) thrilled to once again support a visionary and inclusive leader like Daniella Levine Cava,” Orlando Gonzales, Executive Director of SAVE, said in a statement.

“Mayor Levine Cava has been a lifelong champion in the fight for equality and we look forward to continuing our shared work to make Miami-Dade a more inclusive home for all.”

A lawyer by training and nonprofit founder and director by longtime practice, Levine Cava won election to the Miami-Dade Commission in 2014 and was the first person elected to the dais to file an LGBTQ-focused measure there.

Such measures included a resolution urging the federal government to condemn the Cuban regime for actions against LGBTQ people and another recognizing every June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

Elected as Miami-Dade’s first woman and Jewish Mayor in 2020, when SAVE Action PAC also endorsed her, Levine Cava held the first Pride flag event at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in downtown Miami.

She’s since made it a tradition. At the flag-raising event this past June, she said, “We say gay. We say trans,” referring to Florida’s expanded Parental Rights in Education law that, among other things, restricts LGBTQ-inclusive instruction and policies in all public school grades.

She called the SAVE endorsement — which joins other nods this month from the Sierra ClubSouth Florida AFL-CIOUnite Here Local 355 and a passel of municipal Mayors — “deeply personal.”

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