FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2020
ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced another round of House race endorsements.
Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsements:
Joy Goff-Marcil is the incumbent Representative for House District 30, which includes parts of Orange and Seminole Counties. Read more here.
Sept. 3— FloridaPolitics.com
Speaking about her record in The Legislature, as well her opponent’s record, Joy said,
“I think I have been a very effective legislator because I have met with so many people and so many groups here in my district and listened to them. How you can tell I’m an effective legislator is to look at my voting record. We both have records. You’ll see that we’re completely opposite when anything is controversial.”
“There are a lot of bills out there that we all vote yes. But the ones that are controversial, I have voted the opposite of him. And thats’ important, because we have stopped a lot of really bad law from becoming law,” Goff-Marcil said.This election is a rematch of 2018, when Cortes’ campaign outspent hers by a 6-1 ratio and still lost 53% to 47%.
“We believe you share a common vision for Florida and the nation – one in which racial justice and the ability to join together in union is central to working families having economic security, rights and a legacy for the next generation.” More here…
-Marcus L. Dixon, Executive Director, SEIU Florida
“We believe that you share our goals to fight to strengthen public schools, improve employees’ working conditions and salaries, and work to make sure we have the tools and resources needed to ensure student success. Thank you for being a champion of Florida’s students, teachers and public education!”
-Wendy L. Doromal, OCCTA President
Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida endorses Joy.
“Through your work in your community as a lawyer and as your neighbors’ representative first on the city council, then in the Florida House, you have shown yourself to be a true friend of veterans and their families.”
— Phil Giorno, President, Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida
Joy Goff-Marcil has been endorsed by many organizations and leaders, proving that she is, once again, the right person to get the job done in Tallahassee.
“I am very pleased to again endorse Joy Goff-Marcil for state representative. Joy has served us well the last two years asking the right questions and working respectfully with all sides. She is passionate about issues affecting all of us and makes her vote about the entire community, not just a few voices. We need her back in the state house. “
-Alex Sink, Former CFO for the State of Florida
“I am pleased to inform you that the Sierra Club has endorsed your candidacy for the 2020 election cycle in Florida House District 30 in appreciation of your demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment. Our endorsement sends a message of your strong support for the environment and your proven track record in environmental issues.“
–David Harbeitner, Political Chair, Sierra Club Florida Chapter
“I am happy to continue endorsing Joy Goff-Marcil for State House district 30. Joy works with everyone to bring better solutions to her district. As state house representative, she lends her voice and vote to her local public schools and her community. I know she will continue to serve us well.“
– Betty Castor, Former Florida Education Commissioner, former President of the University of South Florida, tireless educator, wife, mother & grandmother
Joy Goff-Marcil has been awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction. The Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction is intended to identify candidates that demonstrate that they will govern with Gun Safety in mind.
“Joy is a committed and effective representative who has worked tirelessly to protect Florida’s natural resources, ensure children have access to mental health services, and to increase funding for public schools and teacher salaries. We know she will continue to fight and deliver results for the people of Florida House District 30.“
–Geri Prado, vice president of state and local campaigns at EMILY’s List
“Congratulations! I’m excited to inform you that the Equality Florida Action PAC board has voted to endorse your campaign for the Florida House, District 30! Thank you for your commitment to our community and your commitment championing LGBTQ people and our families.“
– Joe Saunders, Senior Political Director, Equality Florida
“On behalf of the more than 140,000 members of the Florida Education Association, we applaud your decision to seek re-election to public office. This endorsement is in recognition of your advocacy for teachers and support professionals, as well as your support for neighborhood public schools in Florida.“
– Fredrick Ingram, President, Florida Education Association
“Ruth’s List is proud to lend its sought after ‘seal of approval’ to an incredible group of pro-choice Democratic women seeking re-election to state legislative offices. These legislators are the front-line fighters on issues that matter most to Florida families: women’s reproductive choice, health care, education and protecting Florida’s environment. Our endorsed legislators are essential to turning back the clock on 20 years of Republican rule in Tallahassee. Each of these women is a leader and trailblazer in her own right. Individually, they are changing their communities. Collectively, they are changing our state and our nation… Ruth’s List is proud to endorse Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil for Florida House District 30.”
—Pamela Goodman, President of Ruth’s List Florida, 2018-2020
“If you care about protecting our local voice, Joy is your candidate. Joy has been a strong voice on behalf of us, the citizens. Let’s keep Joy in Tallahassee, for us, supporting common sense laws that keep authority at the local level, so we make progress and maintain the quality of life that makes sense for our district. She is a listener, a problem solver, and an experienced leader.“
-Deirdre Macnab, Citizen Organizer
“Congratulations! Your bid for re-election in 2020 has been officially endorsed by the AFL-CIO! Our Central Labor Council and the Florida AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education has determined that your candidacy best represents the interests of working families … Custodians & Teachers, Electricians & Painters, Cooks & Housekeepers, and many more.”
–Eric Clinton, President, Central Florida AFL-CIO, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties
“You have been a strong supporter of reproductive health and we know you will continue to be a dedicated advocate.“
—Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
“Congratulations on your endorsement by the Young Democrats of Seminole County!“
—Krunali Brahmbhatt, Deputy Communications Director, Florida College Democrats, Director of Public Relations, Young Democrats of Seminole County
Normally, at this time in the race we would be doing everything in our power to knock on as many doors as possible sharing the importance of Keeping Joy in the House to all of our friends and family members. With these new moments, however, we understand the importance of keeping our distance, which is why we are launching #SpreadJoySundays!
Even though we must remain distant, having important conversations with our neighbors is vital to ensuring we Keep Joy in the house! We must be reaching out to people in these moments, ensuring they are heard as well as having the resources to cast an informed, safe vote this upcoming November.
With Spread Joy Sundays, it is our goal to meet for two hours to reach out to our HD-30 neighbors and replace what would have been a flurry of canvassers sharing a message had we not experienced COVID-19. It is important that now, we adapt, and that is why we have started this event.
Our first Phone Bank, which will take place on 06.14.2020, will be taking place on Zoom from 3:00 – 5:00. Even if you can not dedicate yourself to the entirety of the event, we hope you may be able to make it for a few calls! There will be training provided for first timers, and resources available for those who may need some help getting started.
This is meant to be a fun event! Dress comfortably, bring a smile, and get ready to Spread Joy!