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Contact: Eunic Ortiz
With three weeks to Election Day, the Win Justice program signifies one of the largest efforts in the state supporting Gillum, Nelson, Amendment 4, and a slate of progressive down ballot candidates
The Win Justice coalition includes Florida based groups Planned Parenthood, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Center for Community Change Action (CCCA), Color of Change, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes (FLIC Votes)
FLORIDA -- The Win Justice coalition surpassed over one million door knocks this week through a seven figure statewide canvass operation, signifying one of the largest get out the vote canvass effort in the state. Their goal is to exceed 1.3 million door knocks by Election Day. Through phone calls, texting, and online paid digital programs, the coalition has engaged with well over two million Floridians. The coalition is encouraging voters to vote for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson, Amendment 4 and a progressive ticket down the ballot.
Between now and Election Day, Win Justice will hold volunteer and paid canvass operations nearly every day across more than 10 key counties. The program has nearly 1,600 staff and paid canvassers across 22 offices. Win Justice canvassers signed up over 17,000 voters for vote by mail ballots. Canvass operations have been running in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange, Osceola, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Alachua, Leon, and Duval since earlier this year.
Nearly 500,000 doors were knocked before the primary, which led to record breaking voter turnout and the nomination of one of the most progressive candidates for Governor, Andrew Gillum.
The National Win Justice coalition of SEIU, Planned Parenthood, Color of Change, and Center for Community Change Action joined New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes in the state to engage infrequent voters in millennial, Gen Z, Black, and Latinx communities.
The coalition has held over 500 events across the state, including the largest volunteer get out the vote effort in a single location — more than 1,200 people coming together to knock on doors across Miami-Dade county. In June, the coalition also hosted the first Democratic Gubernatorial debate in South Florida, with nearly 900 people in attendance.
Win Justice kicked off in April, but groups on the ground have been organizing locally for years, with a plan in place to continue the work after November.
Win Justice is running nationally with a key focus in Florida, Nevada, and Michigan. Each state program is working to motivate voters who do not generally vote during non-presidential elections, citing the importance of this midterm election.
The Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Service Employees International Union, have joined together nationally to form a groundbreaking coalition to build lasting power in our communities and win key elections in battleground states. In Florida, the four national partners have joined Florida Immigration Coalition Votes, New Florida Majority, and Organize Florida to reach over 1.2 million voters in 16 counties. The strength of our collaboration is in our organizations’ deep knowledge and connections in our communities, positive vision and values, history of collaboration and trust, and track record of change locally. The Win Justice Coalition is working to create true change across the state of Florida in the 2018 election and beyond.