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Florida Democratic Party Launches Statewide Coordinated Campaign

The Florida Democratic Party announced the launch of the statewide Take Back Florida Coordinated Campaign and the hire of its Coordinated Campaign Director this month.

The Take Back Florida Coordinated Campaign is a unified statewide effort to register voters, re-enroll Floridians to vote by mail, and elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2024.

Lisa Peth, a veteran political strategist with ten years of experience in Florida politics, is joining the Florida Democratic Party as Coordinated Campaign Director. Peth, a Florida native, previously served the Party as the Northeast Florida Regional Field Director in the 2018 elections — a cycle that saw Duval County turn blue for the first time in decades — and as the Party’s first ever Municipal Victory Director from 2019–2021.

As Municipal Victory Director, Peth developed and trained hundreds of candidates, campaign staffers, and volunteers on the fundamentals of local elections and pathways to victory in Florida. Since then, she has continued building the Democratic bench as Executive Director of the Florida Pipeline Project, an organization dedicated to long-term power building and creating a reflective democracy for state and local candidates.

“I’m thrilled to come home to the Florida Democratic Party,” said Democrat Lisa Peth. “As a lifelong Floridian, I’ve felt firsthand the effects of thirty years of Republican leadership in Tallahassee — but the incredible work being done by Democrats across Florida in the face of those challenges has always given me hope. I’m looking forward to doing everything I can to support those efforts and lay the groundwork to take back Florida.”

Coordinated campaigns are a key part of any election cycle, enabling the Democratic ecosystem to direct resources and steward investments into key races and shared priorities.

“There is nothing more important than our long-term plan to take back Florida,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “The coordinated campaign is one of the most important tools we have to set our campaigns up for success — that’s why I’m excited to bring Lisa Peth back to the Party. Her experience and expertise in strategic campaigns will be an invaluable asset to Democratic efforts across the state of Florida, from re-electing President Biden and Vice President Harris and defeating Rick Scott to breaking the supermajority in the legislature.”

The Take Back Florida Coordinated Campaign will open offices in South Florida and Central Florida in the coming weeks, and will kick off a series of Voter Registration Weekends of Action with canvasses in over ten counties

The Florida Democratic Party is supported in this effort by the Florida House Democratic Campaign Committee, Florida Senate Victory, the re-election campaign for Daniella Levine Cava for Miami-Dade Mayor, Ruth’s List Florida, and a broad coalition of elected officials, organizations, and everyday working Floridians joining together in a strategic partnership to advance Democratic candidates and values in 2024 and beyond.

“This is a shot of adrenaline for Florida Democrats, a party already energized by State Representative Tom Keen’s recent win in House District 35,” said Florida House Democratic Leader and FHDCC Chair Fentrice Driskell. “Together, we flipped a state house seat from red to blue for the first time since 2018, thanks in large part to the investment and support from individuals and organizations across the state who coalesced around the shared goal of electing Democrats. The coordinated campaign will amplify this recipe for success up and down the ballot, driving progress in Florida and ensuring each Floridian has the freedom to be healthy, prosperous and safe.”

This launch follows two consecutive seven-figure fundraising quarters for the Florida Democratic Party, and a boost of incoming donations following the Florida Supreme Court’s decisions on abortion.

“Democrats in Miami-Dade are organized and ready to win up and down the ballot because when Democrats unite, we win,” says Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the first woman mayor of Miami-Dade County. “Here in Miami-Dade, we’re proof of how much can be done when we work together and elect leaders who share our values. Three and a half years ago, we dreamed the impossible and worked together to make history, and I got right to work delivering results for residents and families — lowering costs, keeping our community safe, and creating new opportunities for everyone to thrive. Now more than ever, we must continue this work and keep up the fight, which is why I’m excited to work closely with Chair Nikki Fried as we collaborate and organize together in Miami-Dade.”

“Florida Democrats are ready to win back Florida and take back the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Now more than ever, it is critical to elect leaders who will fight to protect Floridians in Washington, D.C. We have the opportunity this November to defeat anti-choice MAGA Republicans like Anna Paulina Luna, Maria Elvira Salazar and Carlos Gimenez on our way to making Leader Hakeem Jeffries the next Speaker of the House. Florida is winnable, and I look forward to working closely with all of our partners to help deliver the Sunshine State for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in November.”

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