Group that reached 1.5 million Florida voters in 2018 will mobilize for Warren’s big structural change in Democratic Primary
West Palm Beach, FL – Members of the New Florida Majority enthusiastically endorsed Elizabeth Warren for President through a democratic process of ranked choice voting on the second day of the organization’s Statewide People’s Assembly in West Palm Beach, FL. Elizabeth Warren was elected after winning both rounds of rank choice voting, followed very closely by Bernie Sanders.
“We are proud to announce that the New Florida Majority is endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren as our presidential candidate for 2020,” says Dwight Bullard, Political Director of the New Florida Majority. “Senator Warren’s meticulous focus on centering the most vulnerable constituencies really resonated with our members. She has shown a commitment to work and plan for a brighter tomorrow.”
In 2018, New Florida Majority:
- Collected 1 Million signatures to put Amendment 4 on the ballot with Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to win the largest re-enfranchisement since women’s suffrage
- Endorsed early and then ran the largest independent field campaign contributing to Andrew Gillum’s upset victory in the gubernatorial primary,
- Ran the largest independent field campaign in the general election, reaching 1.5 million voters in coalition with other community organizations across the state
- Placed over $1.5 million in radio and print ads for endorsed candidates
- Registered 20,000 new voters in 2018, and we have a goal of registering 100,000 new voters for 2020.
The endorsement for Warren will focus New Florida Majority’s resources and capacity to mobilize its base of supporters and reach out to key voting blocs including Latinxs, Black voters, young voters, and women, in the key swing state.
“The stakes are too high for millions of Floridians in 2020. We’re prepared to support whoever the candidate is to defeat Trump and his agenda of inequality and division and our members endorse Elizabeth Warren as the best candidate for the job. We are ready to mobilize our communities in support of Elizabeth Warren and ensure her plans for big structural change become a reality that improves our lives and our communities,” says Andrea Mercado, Executive Director of the New Florida Majority. “In 2018, a candidate who ran for everyone ever told they didn’t belong saw a historic surge in democratic voters. In 2020, we’re going to continue to build power and turn around the state and the country.”