Keep Our Flag at La Placita Miami #NOBORRESMIBANDERA

Mayor Francis Suarez, Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Commissioner Ken Russell, Commissioner Joe Carollo Commissioner Manolo Reyes, Commissioner Jeffrey Watson

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After years of fighting with the city of Miami (and temporarily winning), La Placita @ Miami is being told once again the beautiful Puerto Rican Flag mural needs to be taken down.

This continuous harassment by the City of Miami is hurting a small business that has done nothing wrong, while struggling to provide jobs for their employees and a safe, socially distanced gathering place for neighbors in these trying times.

As part of Alianza's commitment to defend the civil rights and freedom of expression in our state, particularly in the Puerto Rican community, we ask our friends, families, small business owners, partners, hospitality industry colleagues and anyone else who can stand with us and sign this petition to KEEP OUR FLAG. #NOBORRESMIBANDERA


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To: Mayor Francis Suarez, Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Commissioner Ken Russell, Commissioner Joe Carollo Commissioner Manolo Reyes, Commissioner Jeffrey Watson
From: [Your Name]

Esteemed mayor and commissioners:

I am writing to ask that you do everything in your power to stop the harassment currently being faced by La Placita @ Miami, a neighborhood restaurant that once again is being told the flag mural on their property is illegal.

The Puerto Rican flag is a meaningful symbol, full of history, that is significant to millions in the state of Florida. A mural of the flag on a wall of a private business is constitutionally protected speech. By dedicating efforts to demand the owners of La Placita take down the flag mural, the city is wasting resources, and engaging in actions that both threaten civil rights and discourage business growth in the City.

We ask that you join us in declaring this harassment by the City ought to stop, and bringing up a direction at the next possible commission meeting instructing the City Manager to do just that.