Crist Praises Eskamani's Progressive Community Organizing Committee

Crist Praises Eskamani's Progressive Community Organizing Committee

Could Democrats turn it around and raise the funds they need to beat Republicans?

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 22, 2021

2022 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Charlie Crist, is praising the likable and bubbly State Rep. Anna Eskamani and her Progressive community organizing group that was set up to help Florida Democrats “flip Florida blue” in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.

During the 2020 presidential election cycle, Florida Republicans crushed Florida Democrats statewide, defeating the Democratic Socialist agenda Reps. Eskamani, Carlos Guillermo Smith, and Omari Hardy, who along with some federally elected officials and candidates, bet the house on the last election cycle.

Now Eskamani, who is a very vocal opponent of Gov Ron DeSantis,  has launched her People Power for Florida initiative, a self-styled community organization political action committee that is focused on promoting “responsible government policies that support all Floridians.”

People Power for Florida exists to put political power into the People's hands. Our mission is to promote responsible government policies that support all Floridians. We do this through on the ground organizing in communities across the state to register voters and mobilize supporters.

People Power for Florida raises and spends funds, in accordance with Florida law, to support ideas and individuals committed to these principles and values.

In actuality, the group was launched a few years back and is focused on “flipping Florida blue” as Rep. Crist states, but not all Floridians are in line with the Progressive and Socialist agenda that Eskamani and her supporters are prescribed to.

"When we vote, we win. Thanks, @AnnaForFlorida for launching @PeoplePowerFla to get voters registered, energized, and ready to flip Florida blue in 2022!" stated Rep. Crist.

The group has raised a little bit of money since its inception in 2017, and as expected, a big chunk of that money raised has been donated to the embattled and cash-strapped Florida Democratic Party.

Over the past couple of years, $127,000 was donated to Florida Democrats.

Eskamani’s group community organizing donation’s to the Democratic Party are welcome, as are all other donations because of the fundraising struggles they have had in raising money to be able to keep pace with the Republican Party of Florida.

According to the Florida Division of Elections, the $3, 651,353.93 Florida Republicans have raised this year dwarfs the $1,392,095.26 Democrats have been able to raise.

Of that $1.4 million raised, $500,000 came from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, $100,000 came from former GOP donor Mike Fernandez, and $50,000 came from Coastal Construction Group, the land developing company owned by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy’s father.

Florida Democrats will face another uphill battle in his election cycle as Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to raise money hand over fist for his reelection campaign, and because of the political group’s continued embracing of the Socialist agenda that lost them last year’s election, their 2022 prospects could already be compromised.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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