Gillum stumps in St. Augustine as race nears end

The democratic candidate for governor and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum arrived in St. Augustine last week. People gathered in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución to hear him and other democratic candidates in the Northeast Florida region speak. His speech focused on urging people to get out and vote and how he plans to better … Read more

Anti-Gillum PAC funds misleading Facebook ads

“Florida Strong,” a copy-cat right-wing PAC, has sponsored ads on Facebook urging users to click on a misleading link, according to Miami New Times. The link leads viewers to believe they are about to read about an award that Andrew Gillum recently received, but redirects to a fake award blaming Tallahassee’s high crime rate on … Read more

Andrew Gillum staff member fired after past indecent tweets discovered

A staff member from the campaign of Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, was fired Sunday after past anti-Trump and vulgar social media posts reemerged, reported the Washington Post.  The staff member, Manny Orozco-Ballestas, had worked as a statewide youth outreach director before the posts on social media were brought to light.  … Read more

Florida candidates clash over education

Republican candidate Ron DeSantis released his education plan in September. According to the Miami Herald, DeSantis added the idea of revising classroom textbooks to ensure there’s no “anti-Israel bias.” Chris King, Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum’s running mate, said DeSantis’ new plan is not a problem rather a distraction. He said the only way DeSantis can beat … Read more

Gillum supports equal citizen rights for Puerto Rico

Andrew Gillum sought to gain Puerto Rican votes by calling for their equal citizen rights in Kissimmee on Monday, according to Florida Politics. After being endorsed by Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló, Gillum agreed with the governor in that there is a need for equal rights for American citizens in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican residents receive … Read more

New campaign strategies target tech-savvy young voters

As young people’s rise in activism within politics surges, text messaging has become the current favorite campaign strategy of political candidates to get the young voters to the polls.             President Obama’s famous use of social media during his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns has inspired current political candidates to turn to technology as their … Read more

‘Getting up, getting out, getting activated’: Students getting involved in gubernatorial race

Students haven’t stopped getting up and getting active yet. The rise in students’ involvement in politics and activism has powered through Florida’s gubernatorial race with no end in sight. Since the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people have been in the news for taking control of the world … Read more

Florida education could take a turn with Gillum

Democratic nominee, Andrew Gillum, has made his education proposal a major pillar of his campaign. Florida schools are chronically underfunded, teachers say. Florida ranks 40th in the nation for students’ college-preparedness, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Gillum wants to pump $1 billion into early childhood education and raise teacher salaries to $50,000. … Read more