On Thursday, March 22nd, Our Revolution announced its endorsement of Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida. He is endorsed by multiple Our Revolution local groups across the state including Our Revolution Northeast Florida, Progressive Sarasota, Progressive Democrats of America, Pinellas County Chapter, and Northeast Florida Democratic Progressive Caucus.
“Andrew Gillum is a driven public servant who has already shown his commitment to the working people of Florida,” said Our Revolution President, Nina Turner. “He has fought tirelessly for reforms like expanding social service funding, developing an advanced job retraining program for underrepresented workers, and investing in community policing and re-entry programs. Our Revolution is proud to support his campaign because we believe in his ability to bring bold progressive policies to all Floridians.”
Our Revolution’s statement continues, “Gillum is running for governor as a proud progressive candidate. As mayor, he implemented a ‘ban the box’ policy to help returning citizens get jobs, stood up to attacks on immigrant communities, and worked to reduce Tallahassee’s carbon emission intensity.
Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates up and down the ballot, we are aiming to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families.”