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November 3, 2020

For U.S. Congress

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

U.S. House - Florida District 26

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • Mucarsel-Powell is an immigrant herself and has used her role as an elected official to speak out against injustices towards immigrants.
  • Mucarsel-Powell  co-sponsored the Dream and Promise Act which provides a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth as well as TPS and DED holders.
  • Mucarsel-Powell  has been a staunch critic of the conditions at detention centers, and  holding ICE, CBP and DHS accountable for their atrocities.

Carlos Gimenez

U.S. House - Florida District 26

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • As mayor of Miami-Dade County, Gimenez issued an order requiring county jails to detain undocumented immigrants on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 
  • Gimenez approved a 67% pay raise for himself and increased his own pension. 
  • Gimenez has had a disastrous the County’s COVID-19 response, making Miami an epicenter of infections and death.

Adam Christensen

U.S. House - Florida District 03

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • Christensen’s platform includes undoing Trump’s policies of family separation, dismantling of the asylum system and ending DACA.
  • Christensen supports health care for all, including immigrants regardless of immigration status
  • Christensen supports including immigrants in all social welfare programs such as Medicare for All, Free College for All.

Kat Cammack

U.S. House - Florida District 03

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Cammack supports e-verify and building the wall.
  • Cammack  touted support from Brian Kolfage one of the founders of the scam “We Build the Wall.”
  • Cammack has campaigned on supporting Trump and his America First agenda.
  • Cammack is a former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff for Rep. Ted Yoho, was demoted and has not been endorsed by him.

Donna Shalala

U.S. House - Florida District 27

  • Shalala co-sponsored the Dream and Promise Act which provides a pathway to citizenship for immigrant  youth, as well as TPS and DED holders.
  • Shalala has been a champion for immigrants, calling for the closure of the Homestead Detention Facility.
  • Shalala voted for the HEROES Act which includes immigrants regardless of immigration status in  COVID-19  relief, such as cost-free testing and treatment and financial assistance.

Maria Elvira Salazar

U.S. House - Florida District 27

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Salazar said birthright citizenship should be reviewed, threatening the status of immigrants and their families.
  • Salazar has blamed millennials for the spread of COVID-19.
  • Salazar is an anti-socialist and thinks people’s health care should be left up to the market and competition, using Venezuela as a scapegoat and failing to acknowledge the implications of US foreign policy.

For Florida State Senate

Jose Javier Rodriguez

Florida State Senate - District 37

  • Rodriguez supports driver’s licenses for undocumented people in Florida.
  • Rodriguez opposed bills that would infringe on the rights of localities to protect their undocumented residents.
  • Rodriguez spoke out against the anti-immigrant “listening tour” by Republicans politicians in Florida designed to stoke racism and division.

Illeana Garcia

Florida State Senate - District 37

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Garcia is anti-Back Lives Matter and pro-police.
  • As a Deputy Spokesperson for DHS, Garcia promoted the border wall and defended Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.
  • Garcia promotes conspiracy theories through social media that spreads disinformation including claims from Trump that Obama spied on him.

Javier Fernandez

Florida State Senate - District 39

  • Fernandez opposed bills that would infringe on the rights of localities to protect their undocumented residents.
  • Fernandez spoke out and demanded an apology when Gov. DeSantis blamed the spread COVID-19 on immigrants.
  • Fernandez opposed the expansion of e-verify in Florida.

Ana Maria Rodriguez

Florida State Senate - District 39

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Rodriguez shared a stage with Jonathan Hanen, a representative of FAIR, an anti-immigrant hate group.
  • Rodriguez is backed by LIBRE Initiative, a Koch brothers project that purports to be pro-immigrant but opposed policies that would be in their best interests, like a higher minimum wage.
  • Rodriguez was endorsed by pro-detainment Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay.

For Florida House

Cindy Polo

Florida House - District 103

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • Polo has long been a supporter of immigrant justice, standing with advocates and educating immigrants on their rights.
  • Polo called for the Miramar ICE detention facility to be closed due to COVD-19 concerns.
  • Polo sponsored House Bill 173, which prohibits law enforcement agencies from complying with non-judicial immigration warrants from the federal government

Tom Fabricio

Florida House - District 103

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Fabricio takes inspiration from Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has pushed for anti-immigrant legislation like required e-verify and against driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.
  • Fabricio is anti-choice and supports ending abortion rights.
  • Fabricio wants to expand the exploitation of workers and gentrification over good jobs and a livable minimum wage.

Anna Eskamani

Florida House - District 47

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • As a daughter of immigrants, Eskamani has committed to represent the interests of the immigrant community and is a strong supporter of DACA recipients and immigrant youth 
  • Eskamani co-sponsored a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license in Florida.
  • Eskamani spoke out fervently against the anti-immigrant e-verify bill.

Jeremy Sisson

Florida House - District 47

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Sisson’s priorities are with businesses, not people.
  • Sisson’s main concern during COVID-19 has been business recovery, not public health.
  • 21% of the population in Florida are immigrants, half of them are eligible to vote, yet Sisson has completely ignored the needs of immigrants and their families with no of  immigration on his own website.

For Florida School Board

Luisa Santos

Miami-Dade School Board - District 9

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • Santos is a former DACA recipient and lifelong resident of Miami-Dade county. 
  • Santos has championed protecting immigrant students and ensuring that schools are safe for immigrant youth.
  • Santos will  work towards a culturally-relevant curriculum that puts immigrant youth and their families first.

Dennis C. Moss

Miami-Dade School Board - District 9

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • As County Commissioner, Moss supported a “Mayor’s Order” to comply with Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE).
  • Moss also opposed Miami-Dade becoming an immigrant friendly city.

For Miami-Dade County

Daniella Levine-Cava

Miami-Dade Mayor

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • Levine-Cava is a champion for immigrant families. She has consistently opposed any form of coordination with ICE and local police.
  • Levine-Cava worked as an attorney focusing primarily on low-income families equipping communities for empowerment.

Esteban “Steve” Bovo

Miami-Dade School Board - District 9

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Bovo wants to expand police funding and presence in Miami-Dade
  • Bovo has been endorsed by Sen. Marco Rubio and the GOP establishment.

For Orange-Osceola County

Monique Worrell

Orange-Osceola State Attorney

Endorsed by United We Dream Action!

  • Worrell believes incarceration is a last-resort. Instead, she wants to address the systemic causes behind poverty and switching to rehabilitative approaches to conflict.
  • A child of immigrants and a first-generation American, Worrell believes in assisting immigrant youth rather than deportation.

Jose Torroella

Orange-Osceola State Attorney

Trump’s Evil Amigos

  • Torroella is a proponent of strict prosecution.
  • Torroella Denies the existence of Criminal Justice reform and believes in increasing police presence in immigrant communities.

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UWDA Champions

Candidates UWDA PAC has endorsed because they’ve demonstrated commitment to a vision in which all immigrants and people of color can thrive and pledged to our #FreeToStay platform for immigrant justice.

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Trump’s Evil Amigos

Candidates actively harming our communities and are responsible for allowing Trump to carry out his white supremacist agenda.

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Who Are the Other Folks?

Although there are candidates on here that we have not endorsed, getting them elected will chip away at Trump’s enablers. We need to stop Trump’s Evil Amigos!