STATEMENT: Gillum Honored to Receive Senator Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Andrew Gillum for Governor Campaign released the following statement today:
“I’m proud to endorse Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in his race for governor of Florida. As governor, Andrew Gillum will work to provide health care for all through a Medicare-for-All program, raise the minimum wage to a living wage, invest in sustainable energy, improve education, make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and be welcoming to immigrants. Andrew has never backed down from a fight, including beating the NRA and standing up against xenophobic politicians. Andrew Gillum will set a new course for Florida — a governor who represents all the people and not just powerful special interests.” — Senator Bernie Sanders
“It’s an honor to have Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement in this campaign. He has been an unapologetic fighter for everyday working people standing up to the special interests. From Medicare-for-All, to a $15 minimum wage, his ideas and platform have become the Democratic Party’s north star on economic justice for those who need it most.
“As Governor, I promise to get up every single day ready to fight for a state that puts working people first; that makes affordable health care a right for every Floridian; and a state that is powered by its people. I’m proud to have his support.” — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum
Mayor Gillum spoke on-stage and campaigned for Secretary Clinton in 2016, and proudly endorsed her in that race. Mayor Gillum has support from every wing of the Democratic Party — from progressive leaders like Senator Sanders and groups like Indivisible, to two Members of Congress, two former Florida Democratic Chairs, and dozens of state and local elected officials.
Geoff Burgan, Geoff@AndrewGillum.com, 443.801.1915