We’re only days away from Election Day and it’s very important that we go out and exercise our right to vote. Andrew Gillium made history by becoming the first African-American nominee for Florida governor and next week could change his life. He joined “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell,” to speak on the importance of voting as well as what’s at stake.
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Andrew wants to put working people back into this government. He grew up with a father and mother that worked very hard and wants to not only pay them back, but the community that helped raise him. Andrew mentioned that he’s fighting to pay teachers more as well as keep the Affordable Care Act around and many other things.
This past weekend President Barack Obama endorsed Andrew and he felt so honored by it. If elected, Andrew has the opportunity to change a lot of things in the state of Florida that have kept them from thriving. He’s also dedicated to protecting Obama’s legacy.
Lastly, he reflected on lessons his grandmother taught him that as he got older became more clear. Part of his campaign has been based on the words “Bring It Home.” It’s something his grandmother always said and now Andrew wants to bring home this win to help the people that deserve it!
See more photos of Black women that are running for office below!
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#SistasRockTheVote: 25 Black Women Running For Office
1. Deidre DeJear, IowaSource: 1 of 22
2. Ayana Pressley, MassachusettsSource: 2 of 22
3. Jahana Haynes, ConnecticutSource: 3 of 22
4. Adrienne Bell, TexasSource: 4 of 22
5. Ilhan Omar, MinnesotaSource: 5 of 22
6. Cat Brooks, CaliforniaSource: 6 of 22
7. Dr. Vanessa Enoch, Ohio
Source: 7 of 22
For too long we've had representatives who aren't concerned with what we have to say or the issues we care about. I'm fighting to change that by running for Congress.— Vanessa Enoch, Ph.D. (@DrVEnoch) July 27, 2018
Remember to vote Vanessa Enoch on November 6! pic.twitter.com/npFbZuxL7I
8. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Colorado
Source: 8 of 22
9. Yvonne Hayes Hinson, Florida
Source: 9 of 22
I am proud to announce our banner of endorsements. Thank you to the organizations who endorsed our campaign. @FLAFLCIO @MomsDemand @progressivedemsfl @dwcfl@leap_forward— Florida Representative D20 Yvonne Hinson (@YvonneHinsonFL) September 29, 2018
10. Dee Thorton, Indiana
Source: 10 of 22
This campaign isn't about special interest groups or rigging the rules for a select few. It's about fighting for affordable healthcare, good paying jobs, quality education, and a better future for ALL of us. #VoteThornton #FlinIN05 #GameOn pic.twitter.com/UW7qLfAcCE— Dee Thornton (@DThorntonGO) October 2, 2018
11. Tish James, New YorkSource: 11 of 22
12. Janice Laws, GeorgiaSource: 12 of 22
13. Juliana Stratton, Illinois
Source: 13 of 22
This morning, @JBPritzker and I were joined by Secretary of State @JesseWhite2018, Comptroller @susanamendoza10, and State Sen. @KwameRaoul at an event at Southland Ministerial Health Network in Calumet Park. pic.twitter.com/vkdcV8bHBO— Juliana Stratton (@JulianaforLG) October 17, 2018
14. Lauren Underwood, lllinoisSource: 14 of 22
15. Linda Coleman, North Carolina
Source: 15 of 22
ICYMI: Last week, I received the endorsement of the @newsobserver. I am honored to have their endorsement and I appreciate their unwavering commitment to delivering the truth across #NC02 and beyond. #FightingForOurValues #LindaListens pic.twitter.com/yUxVMIX958— Linda Coleman For Congress (@LindaForNC) October 26, 2018
16. Kimberly Fobbs, OklahomaSource: 16 of 22
17. Rosalyn Glenn, South CarolinaSource: 17 of 22
18. Jeannine Lee Lake, Indiana
Source: 18 of 22
One of the biggest reasons ppl don't vote or vote str8 ticket is because they feel they don't understand the candidates. I'll change that! We'll bring Hoosier values to Washington & it starts with bringing #ChangeInTheHeartland— Jeannine Lake (@JeannineLeeLake) October 23, 2018
For more information on me: https://t.co/W9Ki7t3tfW pic.twitter.com/YhkX9LtvGc
19. Miranda Joseph, AlabamaSource: 19 of 22
20. Kiana Maria Sears, ArizonaSource: 20 of 22
21. Cara McClure, Alabama
Source: 21 of 22
Remember to @VoteCaraMcClure for PSC Place 1 on November 6 https://t.co/VyJOyste7b— Kathleen Kirkpatrick (@TTownGreen) October 24, 2018