Despite Florida’s rightward tilt in recent election cycles, progressives were hopeful they could make inroads at the state level in 2020 and flip the state for Joe Biden. Instead, Republicans flipped five state House seats and Biden lost by a larger margin than expected. This panel will examine what went wrong and the next steps for progressives as they reckon with a serious need to rebuild operations in Florida.
Angela Cruz, New Leaders (Council Palm Beach County)
Dr. Karen Green, Liberty and Justice for All Community Foundation
Alphonso Mayfield, President at Florida Public Services Union – SEIU
Roxey Nelson – VP, Politics & Strategic Campaigns for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
Terrance Woodbury, Partner of HIT Strategies
#PushingForProgress is a 3-part virtual panel series dedicated to learning from the 2020 election cycle and discussing how to apply those lessons in the 2022 midterms and beyond.