TOMORROW: Ahead of Trump’s Rally in Florida, Statewide Leaders to Share Personal Experiences with Coronavirus Pandemic

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 *** MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 12 AT 10:00 AM ***
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FLORIDA — Tomorrow, October 12th at 10:00 AM, ahead of Donald Trump’s scheduled rally in Sanford, the Florida Democratic Party will host a virtual press conference with statewide leaders who have been personally affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The leaders will share their stories and highlight the devastating consequences of Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic to families across Florida.

WHAT: Virtual press conference 

WHO: State Rep. Shervin Jones, HD-101Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinleyMiami Gardens Councilwoman Katrina Wilson Dr. Lisa Conti

WHEN: Monday, October 12th at 10:00 AM 

WHERE:  Registration available here


ICYMI: As Pence Visits Florida, Local Leaders Condemn Trump Administration’s Failed Leadership

Yesterday, as Mike Pence parachuted into central Florida for a rally in The Villages and a “Latinos for Trump” event in Orlando, Florida Democrats denounced his and Trump’s failed leadership and disastrous mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has thrown Floridians into crisis. See for yourself: 

The Villages Daily Sun: “A few hours before Pence’s visit, the Florida Democratic Party hosted a virtual news conference to discuss Trump’s performance on topics concerning Florida seniors, including the coronavirus and Social Security. The speakers included former Sen. Bill Nelson, as well as Dennis Foley of The Villages Democratic Club.

“Over Zoom, Foley, director in the club’s communications department, discussed local Democrats’ enthusiasm, as well as continuing efforts to get out the vote. The plan Saturday was to phone-bank, reaching out to people with vote-by-mail ballots, encouraging them to fill them out and letting them know they can return ballots via mail or secure drop boxes.
“The mantra, said Foley, of Village De La Vista, is all gas and no brakes until the election.”

Tampa Bay Times: “Ahead of Pence’s visit, two billboards in Central Florida carried a message from the Biden campaign: “COVID cases are spiking. This administration failed us.” The last two words were displayed in giant letters.

“Earlier in the day, a caravan of golf carts supporting Vice President Joe Biden dropped ballots off at a drop box.

“‘The Trump administration proves every single day they have no interest in the public health and safety of Floridians,’ said Jackie Lee, Biden’s state director in Florida.”

The Palm Beach Post: “State Senator Linda Stewart, an Orlando Democrat, also had some harsh words for Pence, who heads the White House pandemic task force, regarding his claim that the administration has saved ‘countless’ lives. 


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Florida Democrats believe in effective and efficient government that prioritizes quality education, affordable health care, and an economy in which anyone who works hard can succeed.

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