Florida has long been a state with a nuanced and complex political landscape, and the most recent elections underscore its contradictions. In 2018, voters elected a Republican governor and senator, while enfranchising voters with felony records. In 2020, voters increased the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, while giving the state to Trump. With an active base of community organizers who are mobilizing a coalition of diverse voters, the future of Florida may soon look very different. Join us for a conversation with leaders on the ground mobilizing the future of Florida’s electorate.
- Marquis McKenzie, Central Florida Regional Organizer for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
- Roni Bennett, Executive Director of South Florida People of Color
- Reina Saco, City Commissioner of Gainesville, Florida
- Andrea Mercado, Executive Director of Florida Rising
- Moderator: Sonja Diaz, Executive Director of UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative