An update on the voter file situation
Together we have stood against the political establishment — and won.
Moments ago, as our lawyers were preparing to file a lawsuit against the Florida Democratic Party, we received a call from their Executive Director informing our insurgent campaign they were reversing their decision to block our campaign’s access to the voter file.
Here’s why this victory is important: not only have we shown the political establishment in Florida that our movement is serious, but we will now have access to the tools that will help our volunteers and staff defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This was a very significant moment for our campaign, and one of the most important developments in the race to date.
I would like to personally thank Allison Tant, the Chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, and Scott Arceneaux, the Executive Director, for listening to the grassroots and recognizing this was the right choice for the party.
I also owe you, my supporters, a debt of gratitude.
We were told time and again it wasn’t worth taking on the establishment, but you refused to back down. You signed petitions, made calls, and raised your voice to demand our campaign get fair and equal treatment from the party. Now, our campaign is closer than ever to defeating our opponent and taking back our democracy.
This victory shows what can be done when we all stand together to demand progressive change and basic fairness from our politics.
“Well I know what’s right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground and I won’t back down”
-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers