Every ten years, our state is constitutionally obligated to draw new maps for elected representation that reflects our communities. Governor DeSantis had different plans. For the first time in the history of our state, our Governor drew his own lines for the congressional maps, parts of which have already been deemed unconstitutional. I don’t want to mince words: these maps are a racist depiction from our Governor who wants to erase equitable representation in our state to fit his overtly partisan agenda.
We cannot lose the type of bold representation that this district and all Floridians need in the State House to stop Ron DeSantis and his Republican cronies in their tracks.
I am proud of the movement we’ve built to center the people and the values that are most important to us into the national conversation. I am grateful and humbled for the outpouring of support from grassroots supporters, national leaders and organizations across this country in our campaign for Congress.
Yet, now more than ever, it is important that we have bold leaders in Tallahassee. We have a governor and a republican led legislature that is out of control. While serving you in the state house, I was called Ron Desantis’ worst nightmare. After talking with my family, friends and constituents, it is clear that I am not done in Tallahassee. I’m going back to continue the bold and fearless leadership that the people of District 62 and Florida deserve. I hope you’ll join us.
P.O. Box 35218
St. Petersburg, FL 33705