To say that what happened today in Florida’s Primary Election was a monumental upset is frankly an understatement. Mayor Andrew Gillum’s victory in the gubernatorial race was simply amazing, and just goes to show that sometimes it doesn’t matter that you don’t have money, name recognition, or the backing of the Democratic establishment. The people of Florida recognized that Andrew Gillum is the real deal, truly special, and that he will be an exceptional Governor for the Sunshine State. And Broward County had a lot to do with helping Gillum across the finish line.
But now we have to double down in our efforts to make sure that on November 6th, Andrew Gillum is elected Governor, Bill Nelson is re-elected Senator in Florida, and Amendment 4 passes to restore the right to vote to the 1.5 million Floridians with felony convictions. We have to contribute to their campaigns, we have to register as many voters as possible, and we have to knock on more doors than ever before. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, NOW IS THE TIME!
At the West Regional Courthouse yesterday, Joseph Russel and Marsha Eisenberg helped to register nine voters (7 of them Democrats!), collect 12 vote-by-mail requests and 35 universal background check demands. We will be back the Courthouse tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10 AM to 2 PM. Join me and we can celebrate together!
Here’s how else you can help:
On Saturday, September 1st, John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM until 6 PM. Volunteers take 2-hour shifts. John still needs volunteers for the 10 to 12 shift, the 12 to 2 shift, and the 4 to 6 shift. If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library on Saturday, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Don’t forget about the North Broward Democratic Club’s Annual Labor Day Picnic at 1 PM on Monday, September 3rd at the Pompano Beach Community Park, South Pavilion. Bring a dish to share. Come and meet officials, candidates, and rising stars!
On Wednesday, September 5th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail. Please let me know if you can join me.
And on Tuesday, September 11th, the Plantation Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 PM at the Jim Ward Community Center 301 NW 46 Avenue in Plantation. Among other topics of discussion, yours truly will be giving a presentation on the Constitutional Amendments which will be on the November Ballot. Save the date and join us!
On November 6th, Broward County and Florida can lead the nation in voting for blue candidates who will bring sanity back to our nation. Will you help? Start out by making a contribution to Andrew Gillum’s campaign at https://andrewgillum.com/