In Florida, CPUSA members are plugged into elections work across the state. In the lead up to the primaries, we were making phone calls and canvassing alongside our labor allies for a team of seven union members running for local non-partisan school board and city races.
We are also doing GOTV and voter registration in county races in the Orlando area (the county commissioners who two years ago illegally stalled an Earned Sick Time citizen ballot initiative). Members in other areas are centered on circulating a fact sheet about our tea party Gov. Rick Scott’s horrible record along with a “Pledge to Vote Out Rick Scott.”
With the primaries now over, we are shifting to support many of the same local non-partisan races in run-offs and preparing for the upcoming general election to rid our state of Rick Scott.
Some of our members are also active in the Free Marissa Alexander campaign.