Right now we are in the heat of the battle for the most important race in Florida in 2017. Big $ dark money Republican Rick Baker is trying to unseat our progressive champion, St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman. Republicans can’t stand that Mayor Kriseman has made St Pete a green city with universal curbside recycling and moving to 100% clean energy, banning the box, raising wages to $15 an hour and standing up for all communities, including LGBT residents.
If we allow Republicans to buy back this seat, every Democrat from Charlie Crist and Bill Nelson to our local champions will face an uphill battle.
Here’s the good news. We are not going to allow that to happen. We are holding a state-wide Day of Action, where as Democrats, we will use our momentum to stand up to Donald Trump and Rick Scott’s good friend, Rick Baker. Just last week we saw the power of the people, when we were able to hold the line of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Our most powerful tool is our united voice and we will be using it this weekend. Democrats have always won with the good old strategy of talking to voters. We can get others around the state to join us, but only if we are already 100% in the game.
We need you to commit as much time as you are able to knock doors if you are able to be in St Pete or call voters, if that works better for you. We are turning out Democrats, so these should be friendly conversations, reinforcing why this is so critical. Saturday shifts are at 10, 1 and 4.
Sunday shifts are 12, 3 and 5. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/
We’ll also be phone banking at Dem HQ from 12-8 every day and you can make calls from home as well. Contact Mike Fox at email@example.com to get connected.
Can’t volunteer? Then please toss in a few pennies in the tip jar.
Thank you for all that you do. You understand how important this is for everyone. With your help, we will win.
Pinellas Democratic Party