How to support public education in


Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9, 2018
  • Early Voting (General): Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2018
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Here's what's at stake in Florida in the next election.

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Regardless of country of origin, all students deserve a quality education. We support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, and rejects separating children from their families.

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College Affordability

College Affordability

Every student should be able to pursue an education without amassing major debt. We support college affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness programs for public service and increased Pell Grant funding.

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Health Care

Health Care

Without quality healthcare, many students can’t come to school ready to learn. We support expanding Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), improving the Affordable Care Act and repealing the tax on employee-sponsored health insurance.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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Teacher Shortage

Teacher Shortage

To ensure each classroom has an effective teacher we must identifying and address the root cause of the shortage. Maintaining high standards for licensure ensures every student has a qualified teacher from day one.

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Public money should go to public services. Giving taxpayer money to private interests, like unaccountable, for-profit charter schools, eliminates a path to well-paying jobs for the communities public schools serve.

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Key ballot measures

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Vote No on Amendment 5

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These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Sen. Bill Nelson (D)
U.S. Senate
Andrew Gillum (D)
Nancy Soderberg (D)
U.S. House, 6th Dist.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D)
U.S. House, 7th Dist.
Rep. Darren Soto (D)
U.S. House, 9th Dist.
Rep. Val Demings (D)
U.S. House, 10th Dist.
Rep. Charlie Crist (D)
U.S. House, 13th Dist.
Rep. Kathy Castor (D)
U.S. House, 14th Dist.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D)
U.S. House, 20th Dist.
Rep. Lois Frankel (D)
U.S. House, 21st Dist.
Rep. Ted Deutch (D)
U.S. House, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
U.S. House, 23rd Dist.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D)
U.S. House, 24th Dist.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
U.S. House, 25th Dist.
Donna Shalala (D)
U.S. House, 27th Dist.
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To ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed, we must hold politicians accountable for the quality of public schools. Pledge to be the voice for Florida's students in the 2018 midterm elections!


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