On Monday, City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow announced his endorsement of Bernie Sanders.
In an emailed press release, Matlow wrote, “I proudly endorse Senator Sanders because he consistently speaks to the needs of the poor and working-class in my city. He understands that when we work together in a multi-generational, multi-racial coalition we can fight back against corporate interests that dominate our politics and win on policies that have a real impact in the lives of everyday people.”
The endorsement comes ahead of the Florida Presidential Primary election day which is March 17th. Matlow noted in the press release that Floridians will get “a chance to weigh-in starting March 2nd when many Early Voting polling locations open until March 17th, the primary day. Vote-by-Mail ballots have already been distributed across the state.”
Commissioner Matlow said that Sanders can provide the inspiration required to beat a Republican President that has near universal support from his party.
Matlow stated, “Bernie Sanders knows that in order to win, we not only have to show unity but we must have a message that inspires young people, non-voters and independents to show up and vote.”
“He does that by speaking directly to issues that affect working people. Wage stagnation, the lack of affordable healthcare, crippling student debt and the existential crisis our planet faces if we don’t take action against climate chaos now.”
You can see the full press release here.