Video: Lucía Báez-Geller Warns of Losing Freedoms Under the Republicans

By Floricua Staff

April 11, 2024
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Lucía Báez-Geller, the Miami-Dade County School Board member who is running for Florida’s 27th Congressional District in Miami-Dade, has something to say to Republican lawmakers who equate being a Democrat with being a Communist or a Socialist. “I am the daughter of a Cuban father that came to this country looking for a better life,” Báez-Geller told Floricua. “My father escaped communism and what I’m seeing now happening, especially in Miami-Dade County, is really a rollback of a lot of those freedoms that I saw my parents, you know, sacrifice their family, their life to come here to this country for.” For the longtime educator, wife, and mother who hopes to unseat the district’s incumbent, Republican US Rep. María Elvira Salazar, what she sees is the opposite: members of the GOP promoting so-called culture wars that ban books and attack the LGBTQ community; that ban peaceful protests, and “meddle in my personal life.” Lucía Báez-Geller, miembro de la Junta Escolar del Condado de Miami-Dade que se postula para el Distrito 27 del Congreso de Florida en Miami-Dade, tiene algo que decir a los legisladores republicanos que equiparan ser demócrata con ser comunista o socialista. “Soy hija de un padre cubano que vino a este país buscando una vida mejor”, le dijo Báez-Geller a Floricua. “Mi padre escapó del comunismo y lo que estoy viendo ahora sucediendo aquí, especialmente en el condado de Miami-Dade, es realmente un retroceso de muchas de esas libertades por las que vi a mis padres sacrificar su familia, su vida para venir a este país”. Para la educadora, esposa y madre que espera derrocar a la titular del distrito, la representante republicana María Elvira Salazar, lo que ve es lo contrario de lo que buscó su padre: miembros del Partido Republicano que promueven las llamadas guerras culturales que prohíben los libros y atacan a la comunidad LGBTQ; que prohíben protestas pacíficas y “se inmiscuyen en mi vida personal”.

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