Congratulations on recently entering as a candidate for the upcoming elections.
It is in all of the community’s best interest that we have a person like you, ready and willing to run for such an important and essential
position, and to serve the community.
Please review and answer all questions, and kindly return it to us postmarked no later than midnight, Monday, June 1, 2009 or signed and
via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This questionnaire will assist our UC|CU endorsement selection committee in its decision to endorse your candidacy. Upon receiving
your completed and qualifying questionnaire, UC|CU may contact you for an interview by our selection committee if additional information
is desired. You will be able to choose one of several times and dates to accommodate your busy schedule.
Thank you for your time and attention, UC|CU looks forward to the opportunity to meet & work with you.
President - Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the leading non-profit 501(c)4 Latino|Hispanic gay civil-rights initiative, offering leadership on issues that concern
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Latino|Hispanic and other minority groups across the U.S.
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro y lider en la defensa de los derechos civiles de la comunidad Latina|hispana LGBT
(lesbianas, gay, bisexual, transgenero), ofreciendo liderazgo en asuntos concernientes a este y otros grupos minoritarios en todos los Estados Unidos.
2010 Board of Directors
Heriberto J. Sosa, President | Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Milan Rodriguez, Luis E. Gonzalez, Eddie I. Sierra, David A.C. Turley
The UC|CU mission includes, but is not limited to:
• Research political trends and developments pertaining to key target counties, municipalities and districts.
• Endorse political candidates or issues statewide.
• Input and manage political data using UC|CU's proprietary database and web systems.
• Assist other groups in meeting planning and preparation as related to Political Operations events.
• Conduct political education thru telephone, electronic, media and various methods of communication, to increase voter participation
in UC|CU-supported campaigns.
• UC|CU works to elect candidates who will support and defend legislation guaranteeing equal treatment for all under the law.
• UC|CU fosters the provision of positive information to the entire State on minority issues.
• UC|CU represents minority individuals, groups, business and industry broadly, and remains fully focused on serving the political
interests of Florida’s minorities.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s Endorsement Questionnaire
Questionnaire must be returned to email@example.com
Phone number & e-mail:
1. What is your position on same-sex marriage and Civil Unions as it relates to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) persons.
2. What is your position on Immigrants rights?
3. What is your position on Florida’s adoption ban for LGBT citizens.
4. What do you think is the biggest problem(s) that we currently face in Miami, and how should it/they be changed or improved?
5. Would you accept our endorsement and would you place it on your campaign literature?
I hereby confirm that all above statements and positions are mine and supported by me.
After a detailed and comprehensive endorsement process by
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, we are proud to recommend these candidates for
public office, based on their position & support on issues considered paramount to
our membership & community.
Sample questionnaire can be found below and available online year round, and their
written responses are on file with UC|CU.
-THOSE WORKING TO PROTECT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS.
-THE RIGHT TO FAIRNESS IN IMMIGRATION
&TO OPENLY SERVING IN OUR MILITARY.
-THE RIGHT TO LOVE & MARRY WHOM WE CHOOSE.
-THE RIGHT TO LOVE AND ADOPT A CHILD AND FOR
THAT CHILD TO BE RAISED IN A STABLE, LOVING HOME.
-THE RIGHT TO ALL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
ALL ITS CITIZENS- EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE
- I VOTE TO PROTECT & DEFEND MY RIGHTS.
"When they came for the homosexuals, I did not protest,
because I was not a homosexual.
When they came for the Jews, I did not protest, because I was not a Jew.
When they came for the intelligentsia, I did not protest,
because I did not consider myself an academician.
When they came for the Catholics, I did not protest because I was not a
Catholic. When they came for me, there was no one left to protest.”
- Dietrick Bonhoeffer, Anti-Nazi German Lutheran Minister,
just before he was executed by Hitler
|DUE TO UNFORTUNATE, MISLEADING AND IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL BY SOME
IN MEDIA AND THE COMMUNITY, UNITY COALICION | COALICION UNIDA WILL NOT BE ISSUING
POLITICAL RECOMMENDATIONS IN ANY LOCAL RACE FOR NOVEMBER 2011 ELECTIONS.
We value our process, take the highest of respect & care to ensure total transparency
and professionalism in our political recommendations since 2002,
but unfortunately this year our process was violated and compromised by misinformation put out
prematurely and irresponsibly by others, and therefore we feel we have no choice but to
NOT ISSUE ANY POLITICAL RECOMMENDATIONS for the 2011 elections at this time.
Thank you for your time and attention. We wish all the candidates in the City of Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah,
Miami Lakes & beyond - the best of luck.
Voters mailed false information once again, dividing our community and presenting less than
ethical candidates for district 2
Miami , Florida…October 26, 2011… The political lies and smears have once again found themselves into City of Miami's District 2
campaign, and the only losers in this race will be the citizens of Miami.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion (UC|CU) Unida a South Florida non-profit offering Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic
LGBTQ rights (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) - The only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002, was the
target of a smear mailer arriving today in voters mailboxes, suggesting that UC|CU issued endorsements in this campaign and
suggesting that there has been inapropriate dealings by one of our own board members. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE
TRUTH. On September 1, 2011 our board met with the 3 candidates in district 2 that responded to our publically available questionnaire -
Donna Milo, Kate Callahan, Michelle M. Neimeyer. Our board discussed & considered endorsements, but chose NOT to issue any
endorsements in any campaign this election cycle.
Unfortunately a mailer was produced quoting a questionable and unreliable blogger with a personal and very public history of
attacks & false statements, and said flyer sent out with information that was never and is not currently correct or true. Quite simply, Unity
Coalition|Coalicion Unida at no time issued any endorsement for District 2 commission seat. We call for honest, factual & clean
campaigining from all candidates, and wish all much success.