Michele Rayner is taking her congressional marketing campaign on an abortion rally tour by Florida’s thirteenth Congressional District this month.
Rayner, who’s working to fill the seat being vacated by gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, jumped into motion hours after a draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court docket would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to POLITICO. Rayner organized a rally outdoors the Pinellas County Courthouse in St. Petersburg. The rally drew about 200 supporters of reproductive rights together with Crist and her fellow Democratic Major opponents Ben Diamond and Eric Lynn.
Rayner instructed a fiery crowd it was time to deliver the battle to the poll field.
“We’ve received to verify we vote like by no means earlier than. As a result of our very lives rely upon who we vote for,” Rayner instructed the group. “We should vote. The Republicans have proven us time and time once more they care not about us. They care not about our our bodies. They care not concerning the structure.
“So, what are we gonna do?” She requested the group.
“Vote” they shouted again, launching right into a name and response volley that elevated in stress and stress like rising mercury.
On Friday, Rayner introduced on Twitter and in a information launch that Tuesday was only the start. The rally is as a lot a push to mobilize voters as it’s to name on lawmakers to codify the protections provided to ladies within the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey choices. Most polling reveals People assist abortion entry. And October 2020 Quinnipiac poll discovered that 68% of voters agreed with the Roe resolution whereas 23% disagreed.
“This time, we’re going to verify it’s everlasting. When the SCOTUS draft opinion was leaked to the general public, it was a shock to an already overburdened society,” Rayner stated. “That’s the reason we’re coming collectively, particularly on this essential district which we should maintain on to, to make our voices heard and be sure that the right-wing onslaught on our rights doesn’t go any additional.”
The tour kicked off with a cease in Clearwater’s Crest Lake Park Saturday. Subsequent, it is going to go to:
Dunedin Metropolis Corridor Monday at 6 p.m.; the Palm Harbor Library Wednesday at 5 p.m.; The Tarpon Springs Cultural Middle Friday and 5 p.m.; Philippe Park in Security Harbor on Might 14 at 10 a.m.; the Indian Rocks Seashore Library on Might 15 at 5 p.m.; Bear Creek Park in St. Petersburg on Might 17 at 6 p.m.; and Pinellas Park Metropolis Corridor Might 18 at 5:30 p.m.
We aren’t stopping. Tuesday was only the start.
Be part of us to:
1. Set up
3. Discover a political house and
— Michele Rayner-Goolsby (@micheleforfl) May 6, 2022