Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum held his first elected office while he was still a 23-year-old senior at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee. He was the youngest person elected to the Tallahassee City Commission. This Fall, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate is going “back to school,” campaigning on college campuses across the state.
Gillum said of his upcoming college campus campaign stops: “I did some of my first organized work in politics when I was an undergraduate at Florida A&M University, and from my earliest days I’ve seen young people take on the biggest issues facing them. That’s why we’ll be talking about higher education accessibility and affordability, infusing our public education with SHOP 2.0 vocational training, creating an economy that puts people first, protecting and expanding access to quality and affordable healthcare, and confronting our climate change crisis. We’ll talk about the need for healing and unity across our country and especially on college campuses, and the need to be civically engaged in your community. I’m thrilled to be going ‘Back to School’ this fall!
Our young people are the brightest lights of our future — they speak into existence things they haven’t yet built, and create community with other people they’ve never encountered. They have a powerful role to play in our state, and that’s why I’m thrilled to see them on the campaign trail over the coming weeks.
Calendar of Events:
Tuesday 8/22: FAMU Move In Day
Wednesday 8/23: University of South Florida
Thursday 8/24: Stetson University and University of Central Florida
Monday 8/28: Barry University and Florida International University
Tuesday 8/29: University of North Florida
Wednesday 9/6: University of Florida and Gainesville High School Young Democrats
Friday 9/8: University of Tampa
Tuesday 9/12: Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College
Friday 10/20: Gulf Coast State College