DNC Chair Travels to Orlando to Meet with the Puerto Rican Community

Yesterday, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez traveled to Florida to meet with Puerto Rican community leaders, state elected officials, members of Congress from Florida, students and recent arrivals from the island. Perez was proud to announce that the Florida Democratic Party was the recipient of a $100,000 State Party Innovation Fund (SPIF) grant, which will be used to expand engagement efforts with Puerto Rican voters across the state in 2018 and beyond. Perez’s trip comes on the heels of a recently released study that estimated the death toll from Hurricane Maria is significantly higher than the official government tally.


See more about the trip:


Florida Politics: National Democrats aid Florida Democrats’ Puerto Rican voter outreach


Orlando Sentinel: Florida is ‘ground zero’ to win House, Democratic chair Tom Perez says


AP: DNC Gives Florida Democrats Grant to Mobilize Puerto Ricans


Spectrum News 13: In Orlando, DNC Chairman Announces Grant to Reach Puerto Rican Voters


News 6 Orlando: DNC national chairman rallies for Puerto Rican votes during midterm elections


WESH 2: DNC makes push for votes of Puerto Ricans living in Florida  


VIDEO: WESH 2:Tom Perez on fighting for the Puerto Rican community


VIDEO: WKMG 6: Tom Perez on the inaction of the federal government in response to Hurricane Maria.


VIDEO: WFTV 9: Perez meeting with Puerto Rican students at UCF


VIDEO: Spectrum News 13: Tom Perez on building relationships with the Puerto Rican community


VIDEO: Univision: Tom Perez sobre la importancia del seguro de salud


VIDEO: Telemundo: Tom Perez sobre la importancia de votar