With COVID-19 vaccine goal faltering, White House, other groups, redouble efforts to vaccinate Americans
First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to visit COVID-19 vaccine sites in the Orlando area and Tampa on Thursday, part of a nationwide tour to reach Americans who haven’t been vaccinated yet. She’s expected to visit a drive-through vaccine site at Osceola Community Health Services in Kissimmee, and later attend a vaccination event in Tampa, […]
Young Floridians will soon have access to COVID vaccines come April, but will they get the shot?
Alex Morrison, 26, lives in Pensacola at the far end of the Florida Panhandle. He’s one of millions of young Floridians who have been waiting for the state to allow young adults to get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine. And Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis made it happen, allowing age 18 and older residents to […]
Progressive billionaire Tom Steyer in Tallahassee: This is a pivotal election in a pivotal state at a pivotal time
If Andrew Gillum is able to become the first Democrat to win the governor’s mansion in Florida in more than two decades tonight, among those who will deserve to take a victory bow is Tom Steyer. The San Francisco-based philanthropist, liberal activist and prodigious fundraiser dropped $2 million into Gillum’s “Forward Florida” political action committee […]
The importance of the youth vote in a red county
Escambia County in Florida’s Panhandle has long been considered Republican country. Even NextGen Florida, the progressive young voter registration giant, has only recently employed a field organizer in Escambia to make inroads in an area largely ignored by Democratic campaigns. But with all the talk about a youth vote fueling a Blue Wave in this […]
NextGen Florida’s new $1.2 million digital ad campaign caters to young people and progressive issues
Young voter registration and mobilization giant NextGen Florida is launching a $1.2 million digital ad campaign to “get out the vote” as the Nov. 6 midterm election draws near. The ads running until election day will appear on various online platforms catering to young people, such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, Hulu Vevo, Spotify, […]
NextGen Florida final count: over 50,000 young voters registered by Tuesday deadline
NextGen Florida – the Sunshine State’s affiliate of the national young voter registration organization – announced Tuesday that organizers had registered 50,773 young voters, ages 18 to 35, ahead of the Tuesday registration deadline. Political analysts have long been skeptical about the effectiveness of the “youth vote” in Florida, especially during midterm elections where voter […]
The ground game is happening to mobilize black voters for the November election
As part of its effort to organize young voters to go to the polls this year, the voter outreach group NextGen America has been organizing on college campuses in swing states for the past year, including an emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. That work paid dividends in Florida for the group in August […]
Ready, set, go: Thousands more young Floridians registered to vote. What will it mean come November?
Hear that rumble? That’s the sound of young people ready to march to the polls in November, says NextGen Florida, an affiliate of a national organization mobilizing, and registering, young people to vote. The Florida chapter announced Tuesday that it has roughly 23,000 more young people registered to vote since the Aug. 28 primary. That’s […]
Did younger voters – mobilized to the polls – tip Florida’s primary?
After a stunning surge of voter support Tuesday night, Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum became the first African-American nominee of a major political party in Florida. One category of voters – those labeled as “unlikely” to vote – may be largely responsible for Gillum’s success. Olivia Bercow, deputy communications director for progressive […]
Tom Steyer’s NextGen America ground troops begin their march into Florida for Andrew Gillum
As he frequently says on the campaign trail, Andrew Gillum is the only non-millionaire running for the Democratic nomination for governor. Now, he’s trying to make up for that with grassroots support and big bucks from millionaire liberal San Francisco philanthropist Tom Steyer. Steyer endorsed Gillum last month, contributing $1 million to his campaign as […]