TO: RUTH’S LIST FLORIDA SUPPORTERS
FROM: BARBARA ZDRAVECKY, INTERIM CEO
RE: GREAT NEWS FOR RL PRIMARY CANDIDATES! See List Below.
On the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, 34 women leaders endorsed by Ruth’s List Florida won their races Tuesday, a clear sign that 2020 will be a record year for female political leadership. Ruth’s List will need your financial support to take them to the general election on November 3.
In the closely-watched Senate District 9 race, Ruth’s List-recruited and endorsed candidate, Patricia Sigman, won her primary and will face off against Republican Jason Brodeur in the fall. Ruth’s List-endorsed candidates — Michele Rayner (HD 70), Robin Bartleman (HD 104), Yvonne Hinson (HD 20), and Marie Woodson (HD 101) — will go on to replace men who previously held those seats. Angie Nixon will replace an anti-choice Democrat in House District 14. Maureen Porras won her primary and will face the Republican nominee in House District 105, a top target red-to-blue flip seat in South Florida. Ruth’s List also saw big wins at the local level, with 16 women winning their primary or moving to a runoff, including County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, who, if elected in November, will go on to be Miami-Dade County’s first woman Mayor.
We have a lot to celebrate, but our work is far from over. To ensure the protection of our natural resources, public schools, and reproductive rights, it is absolutely critical that we give these women the tools they need to succeed in November.
We need you to contribute to Ruth’s List Victory Fund to help elect candidates who believe that science matters, will put human lives over economic returns, and will value our teachers and students. We owe it to each person who has struggled under Florida GOP’s inept and unconscionable COVID-19 response to invest in a better future for our state.
What you do today matters. Your support will allow Ruth’s List Florida to push our candidates to victory in November as we conduct outreach to over a million Florida voters. Your generous contribution will help ensure that we have the resources to do everything in our power to create the change Florida needs.
Ruth’s List Florida