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Black and Brown FL Leaders to Kick-Off Black History Month with Message to Lawmakers, Oppose DeSantis’



Contact: Feldman Strategies,

VIRTUAL – On Tuesday, February 6th at 11:00 am, Equal Ground, the preeminent Black-led, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to expand Black political power in Florida, will bring together fellow Black-led community partners from across the state for a virtual press conference to outline their message to lawmakers in advance of their Day of Action at the Florida Capitol as Black History Month begins. 

During the virtual press conference, Equal Ground and partners are expected to advocate for voting rights and demand the rejection of anti-democratic, racist, and divisive legislation moving through the State Legislature and discuss how the “free state of Florida” is not so free.

The coalition of Black leaders will include, Founder of Equal Ground Jasmine Burney-Clark, Founder of Real Women Radio Nicole Dixon, NAACP St. Petersburg Chapter President Esther Matthews, Florida Program Director of Poder Latinx Carolina Wassmer, Chair of Black in Repro Ciné Julien, Community Leader of NW Panhandle Coalition For Civic Engagement and Movement For Change Jerry McIntish, Trina Wilborn of Keeping the Dream Alive will also highlight the impact of DeSantis’ extreme agenda on Black Floridians and other marginalized communities.  

This virtual press conference comes just ahead of Equal Ground’s Day of Action at the Capitol taking place on Wednesday, February 7th, where dozens of community leaders and voters from across the state will meet with lawmakers and attend committee hearings about key legislation. During these meetings, Day of Action attendees will demand their state legislators take action to push back against anti-democratic legislation and the long string of DeSantis’ “anti-woke” legislation that targets Florida’s communities of color, denies women the right to choose, limits what we’re allowed to learn, restricts voting rights and targets transgender youth. 

WHAT: Equal Ground and other Black-Led Community partners host a virtual press conference to kick-off Black History Month and send a message to lawmakers ahead of their advocacy day at the Florida Capitol. 


Jasmine Burney-Clark, Founder of Equal Ground

Nicole Dixon, Founder, Real Women Radio Foundation

Carolina Wassmer, Florida State Program Director of Poder Latinx 

Esther Matthews, President of St. Petersburg

Ciné Julien, Chair of Black in Repro

Jerry McIntish, Community Leader for NW Panhandle Coalition For Civic Engagement and Movement For Change

Trina Wilborn, Keeping A Dream Alive

WHEN: February 6th at 11:00 am ET   

WHERE: RSVP to for Zoom



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