Energy and Enthusiasm Surround the Gillum For Governor Campaign Throughout the Weekend in Grassroots Events Across the State
ORLANDO, FL — This past weekend, the Gillum for Governor campaign witnessed an undeniable energy from supporters and volunteers across Florida. While Mayor Gillum was focused on helping his city recover, people from across the state came together to show their support for the Mayor and dedicate their time and resources to help with hurricane relief efforts. Gillum for Governor staffers and volunteers donated their time and resources to help fellow Floridians in the Pan-handle, re-presenting the spirit of the campaign — uniting and – lifting each other up.
As Mayor Gillum worked around the clock to lead recovery efforts in Tallahassee, his running mate Chris King kept up the energy throughout the state, drawing large crowds and support at various events throughout the state including the Villages and Little Haiti. Even current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio came down to Miami and West Palm Beach to energize voters and launch canvasses led by volunteers and supporters. In Jacksonville, AFSCME’s Lee Saunders, AFT’s Randi Weingarten, Florida AFL-CIO’s Mike Williams, and former Rep. Mia Jones held a press conference to highlight Mayor Gillum’s commitment to Florida’s workers.
“The energy and enthusiasm was palpable. It is clear that Floridians are excited about the idea of a governor that welcomes all walks of life, and is dedicated to the issues that matter” said communications director Johanna Cervone. “Despite the Mayor being unable to campaign because of Hurricane Michael, Floridians unified to not only demonstrate their support for the Mayor, but to care for their neighbors in Tallahassee, which is ultimately what this campaign is about. Putting each other first.”