Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program on Tuesday, April 19 to discuss the 2022 midterm election Latino candidates in Florida, their platforms, their electoral base, the issues taking center stage during the race, and what political news in Florida has national implications for the rest of the country.
With ten democratic candidates running for Governor in 2022 and the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by current Governor Ron DeSantis taking center stage on the platform of candidates, the outcome of Florida’s 2022 midterm elections is bound to have national implications. The best way to understand what national implications this election will have is through community organizers on the ground mobilizing Floridian voters, elected officials witnessing the crafting of new progressive policies, and candidates hoping to win over a historically Republican state. Join us for a discussion about the importance of uplifting the stories of Floridians during the 2022 midterms.
Tuesday, April 19, 2021
11 am PST / 2 pm EST (Event will last 50 minutes)
- Andrea Cristina Mercado, Co-Executive Director of Florida Rising
- Carlos Barberena, Nicaraguan Senate Candidate
- Santra Denis, Executive Director of Miami Workers Center
- Evelyn Pérez-Verdía, Diáspora Micro-Engagement/Anti-Disinformation Advisor