One day before Mike Pence will try to drum up support at a “Latinos for Trump” event in Osceola County, the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) will host a news conference with members of the Latino community to explain why Trump has failed to earn their vote, citing his cruel health care agenda and his inadequate response to Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico.
The FDP is making early investments to engage with the diverse Latino population in Florida. Yesterday, the FDP launched a billboard slamming Trump for his ineffective response to Hurricane Maria. Osceola County has one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in Florida, with a 22% increase in its Puerto Rican population after many Puerto Ricans fled the devastated U.S island that Trump failed to help rebuild.
Last week, the FDP hosted a canvass launch to register Latino voters in Kissimmee. The FDP launched the petition Latinos Against Trump!, an effort to collect stories of community members impacted by Trump’s destructive policies on healthcare. The petition is also available in Spanish. In addition, the Florida Democratic Party has more than 20 Hispanic campaign staff on the ground in Florida organizing efforts to defeat Trump.
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WHAT: Latinos Against Trump News Conference
WHO: Jose Alvarez, Mayor of Kissimmee
Juan Peñalosa, Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party
Cristina Robinson, Communications Manager at Alianza for Progress
Krizia Ivelisse Lopez Arce, Respeta Mi Gente Coalition Member
WHEN: 2:00 PM ET; Wednesday, January 15, 2020
WHERE: Buenaventura Lakes Library, BVL Multipurpose Room
405 Buenaventura Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34743
NOTE: The Florida Democratic Party will Facebook Live the event on their page (@FlaDems)
Florida Democrats have already begun an aggressive effort to lay the infrastructure for the eventual Democratic nominee to win Florida in 2020. In partnership with the DNC’s Organizing Corp 2020 program, the FDP has 90 field organizers on the ground who are working to register hundreds of thousands of voters, and the FDP is making a multi-million dollar investment to organize and communicate with communities of color — including advertising in key outlets and the launch of a new, weekly Spanish language radio program on Radio Actualidad. Florida Democrats have also launched a year-round voter protection and education department.