STATEMENT: Gillum Earns Endorsement of New Florida Majority
Organization Endorses after Gillum’s Victory at Florida Freedom Forum
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum released the following statement today:
“I’m honored to receive New Florida Majority’s endorsement! They’re on the front lines of taking back our state for working people, and I’m proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in fighting for our families, jobs with living wages and dignity, a thriving public education system that pays teachers what they’re worth, and quality, affordable health care as a constitutional right for every Floridian.”
In the wake of Stacey Abrams’ win in Georgia, Gillum has received national endorsements from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), the Working Families Party (WFP), famed television producer Norman Lear, and nationally-syndicated radio host Charlamagne Tha God from the Breakfast Club.
Gillum is the most viably progressive candidate for Governor in Florida’s history. He has plans to make healthcare more affordable through Medicare for All, increase spending on education and workforce training through a corporate tax adjustment and marijuana legalization, and raise the minimum wage in Florida to $15 an hour. He has helped high school students get registered to vote in the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy, been sued by the gun lobby twice and won, and has the “best gun-control cred” according to POLITICO Florida’s Marc Caputo.