FDP Organizes Statewide Voter Registration Rallies to Counteract Hate and Terror in Charlottesville
The Florida Democratic Party will organize rallies to register voters across the state in response to acts of violence and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia
In response to the hateful demonstrations and violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Florida Democratic Party will organize voter registration rallies across the state.
Recently, Kentucky’s Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes issued the following tweet:
“They bring torches to push hate. We bring registration cards to promote democracy. Which side are you on? #Charlottesville #RallytoRegister”
Inspired by Secretary Grimes, the Florida Democratic Party issued an email to its local Democratic Executive Committees, Democratic Clubs, and Democratic Caucuses to gauge interest.
The response from local Democratic leaders was overwhelming–Democrats are fully committed to responding to hate with hope.
As a result, the Florida Democratic Party will be organizing a statewide effort to #RallytoRegister on Saturday, August 19th.
“The white supremacists who organized the hateful demonstrations and violent protests in Charlottesville want to intimidate us–they will not. We will not fall silent, and we will not allow these acts of terror to subdue us. We are proud to be launching a statewide effort to expand the vote and counteract these acts of hate with hope. We are encouraging every Floridian to participate and #RallytoRegister on Saturday, August 19th. Take a stand–register to vote, join your local Democratic Party, and defend our democracy.” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel.
Details on event locations and times will be forthcoming.