Andrew is the Democratic Governor nominee for Florida
Black to the Future Action Fund is excited to announce our endorsement of Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida! When Andrew wins in November, he will be the first Black person EVER to assume the office of Governor in the state of Florida.
As we’ve said before, being the first is notable–but it’s not enough. If we believe that Black people deserve to be powerful in politics, we also must believe that we deserve Black people as elected officials who will work to make sure that Black people, and all people, can live well.
He was the youngest person ever to be elected to the Tallahassee City Commission, and went on to become the Mayor of Tallahassee. He has been a strong advocate and has built strong relationships with communities who have been locked out of democracy and our economy.
Andrew Gillum is on the right track when it comes to strengthening our communities. Under his leadership, he worked to open the Palmer Munroe Center, which operates a restorative justice program that helps keep young people out of the criminal justice system. He has been a strong proponent of “Ban the Box” programs, which allow returning citizens a second chance. When young people took over the state capital after Trayvon Martin was killed and his killer was acquitted, Andrew supported them. We are proud to join the Dream Defenders Action Fund and Florida New Vision PAC in support of Andrew Gillum for Governor.
Andrew Gillum is a visionary. He’s created mentorship programs for young people to become the leaders we need today. He invests in the capacity of our communities to govern, through his incredible work at the Young Elected Officials network. He understands that if we are going to build political power for Black communities, we have to invest in Black communities to be able to rise to that challenge.
Andrew Gillum cares about and fights for what families need to thrive. He has spearheaded a number of initiatives to ensure that families come first through unfettered access to quality and affordable childcare, family friendly workplaces, resources and services for parents, and community investments in children and their families.
We are proud to endorse a visionary who puts families first, and who has a vision for ending the pipeline of children into cages. Join us and vote Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor on Tuesday, November 6th.