Candidate Spotlight 7-22-2022

Last night’s open, televised hearing on the January 6th was a testament to our democracy. But it also highlighted how dangerously close we came to seeing it crumble that day. Our Candidate Spotlight features Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), who served as a House impeachment manager. “Our democracy is the foundation of all our personal liberties, safety, and opportunity, but democracy is neither invincible nor inevitable,” she has said.
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is running against GOP incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida. JAC has been a strong supporter of Val Demings and will continue to support her throughout this critical race. 
Demings embodies the American Dream. As a woman who rose from poverty, she vows to fight tirelessly to ensure that all Americans can find opportunity and success the way she did.
Her career has been filled with firsts. She was Orlando’s first female Chief of Police. Then Speaker Pelosi appointed her to serve as one of the impeachment managers, making her the first Black American to prosecute a presidential impeachment before the U.S. Senate. She has been a strong supporter of women’s reproductive health. Demings is ready to take that fight from the House to the Senate floor.
“We must work relentlessly to preserve our right to choose and our right to privacy,” she said. We can count on Demings to do everything she can to enshrine Roe v. Wade into federal law. 
Demings has also been a strong advocate for safe gun laws. As a former police chief, she knows the devastating impact assault weapons can have on a community. "I am sick and tired of watching our children, parents, neighbors, police officers, and friends gunned down in needless acts of violence.” If we elect Demings, we will be one Senator closer to finally passing an assault weapons ban.
Demings is facing a tough campaign in a tough state. However, Florida is a state that made major gains among unaffiliated voters. Recent polling shows she is closing the gap against Rubio. As she builds momentum toward November, she will need JAC support — and YOURS.
Elections have consequences. DONATE HERE to send Val Demings to the Senate to fight to end gun violence and protect reproductive freedom.
Said Demings, “I am honored to have the opportunity to help defend our republic in this incredible moment in history. I hope that every American who believes in democracy will take a stand."
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