Despite being told that he “could not win” and that his campaign would be “torpedoed,” Michael Weinstein, Democratic candidate for Florida House District 81, has received an outpouring of support from fellow community members who are eager to get him into State House. In fact, hundreds of District 81 residents have already joined Mr. Weinstein’s team and many more continue to meet and speak with him to learn more about his plan for making Florida and his community a better place. If you haven’t already had the opportunity to learn about all the issues Mr. Weinstein intends on addressing, here is a recap of a few important ones we think will encourage you to vote for Michael Weinstein before or on August 18, 2020.
- Michael Weinstein will fight for better jobs and living wages.
In June 2020, the month for which the most recent data is available, there were approximately 1,020,700 individuals living in Florida who were unemployed [Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics]. While it is clear that the pandemic put hundreds of thousands of Floridians out of work, there are other factors at play that are making it difficult for residents to survive in the Sunshine State. With Michael Weinstein potentially serving as your representative for District 81, he will make sure that Floridians are no longer “just getting by” as he plans to fight for better wages and more job opportunities.
- Mr. Weinstein will put education and safe reopening plans as his first priority.
With a child of his own, Michael Weinstein shares some of the same concerns as other parents living in District 81 regarding education and plans for reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Weinstein not only has pledged to place education funding as a top priority, but he has also stated that he will fight for a plan to reopen schools that coincide with recommendations provided by health experts.
- Expanding access to affordable, high-quality health care.
If there ever was a time for Floridians to have access to affordable health care, it’s now. While some residents are lucky enough to make just enough to afford health care for them and their children, others are forced to forgo obtaining health care coverage simply because they cannot afford it. Without access to affordable health care, many people, both adults and children, lose out on medical care that is recommended or needed.
Although Mr. Weinstein’s opponents have used their campaign to attack his with “hostility and negativity,” he continues to use his time to share with fellow community members all that he is capable of doing that would make Florida and District 81 a better place to live. Michael Weinstein is deeply connected to the residents of District 81 as he himself is the only candidate who resides there and is ready to stand up for what he and they believe in.
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