I was thrilled when we won the Senate seats in Georgia, of course, but I have to say, I really really want to have more Democrats in the Senate. A 50-50 split Senate is as awful as people said it would be.
I am ready to get an early jump on the Senate races in Midterms 2022.
So I was thrilled to see that Val Demings formally entered the race to unseat Senator Marco Rubio in Florida!! I knew she was thinking about it, as that rumor had circulated on Twitter a while back, but now it is for real and I am ready to help her flip that seat.
Now, I want to be crystal clear here. Flipping this seat in Florida won’t be easy. As we all know, Florida tends to be a heartbreaker. But, Val Demings makes this about as competitive as possible. Cook Political Report hasn’t updated their Senate ratings since Demings entered the race, but I’ll be watching to see if they move it out of the “Likely Republican” column. I bet they will.
Val Demings is currently a U.S. Representative for Florida’s 10th District. Prior to entering Congress, she was Orlando’s Chief of Police. We know Joe Biden was considering her for Vice President. You might also remember Demings from her commanding stint as one of the impeachment managers from Trump’s first impeachment.
How we can help
No surprise, it’s going to take good old fashioned organizing and investment.
1. Support Val Deming’s campaign. You can make a donation at her campaign website HERE. This is important because we know Mitch McConnell is going to pour a ton of money into the state in an effort to save this seat. Sign up to volunteer and get updates HERE. Follow her on Twitter HERE and amplify her messages.
2. Support local grassroots organizations. Here’s a directory of progressive organizations in Florida that you can check out.
3. Check for volunteering opportunities in Florida. MobilizeUS always has a variety of ways to get involved with voter registration events, campaign activities, engaging voters, etc. Just type in your zip code or city and see what’s available.
4. Support the Florida Democratic party. Supporting candidates directly is always a good choice, but supporting the state party helps build the infrastructure and volunteer network that we need to set up well ahead of Election Day.
Getting an early start will be crucial for this race. Thank you for taking action!
I was on the Tono Latino podcast this week! Sylvia and I talked all things voting rights — my favorite topic. I hope you’ll check it out!
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