Campaigning against the challenge of Governor Rick Scott to be reelected to the US Senate, Democrat Senator Bill Nelson was in South Florida this weekend, and will be in the Panhandle, Central Florida and Rural counties for the rest of his current unusually brief (1.5 weeks) recess from the US Senate. He is scheduled to attend about 15-20 events during this week. Below is an update from the last couple of days.
Sunday, August 6th, Senator Nelson met with Caribbean-American elected officials and community leaders from Broward county. The meeting was attended by over twenty-five (25) officials and community leaders. Senator Nelson also visited a local Caribbean owned barbershop, speaking to the business owner and clients. To support Nelson’s small business initiative, the luncheon meeting was held at Lakes Ballroom & Restaurant, a Caribbean restaurant owned by Haitian-American entrepreneurs.
That evening, he had three additional meetings pertaining to support from the Caribbean American community. The senator plans to host similar meetings in Miami, West Palm Beach and Central Florida.
On Monday, Senator Nelson spoke at two churches in Broward county (The Faith Center and Piney Grove Church in Lauderdale Lakes).
Caribbean American endorsements
The Nelson reelection campaign has received eighteen (18) endorsements from Caribbean elected officials and community leaders, showing full support to help the campaign galvanize, engage and educate Caribbean-Americans to go out and vote for Senator Nelson on November 6th
The Caribbean American Democratic Caucus of Fl held a 24-hour mobilization call to organize, engage and galvanize Caribbean Americans to vote!
Future campaign plans related to the Caribbean American community includes:
Α “Graceful Gathering” event with Grace Nelson, wife of the senator, on August 21st with the Haitian American Democratic Club of Lee County (Fort Myers), Democratic Women’s Club of the Lee County and the Democratic Club of the Islands.
A “Tea with Grace Nelson” event on September 8th with Women in Business from the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce in Tampa.