Change starts from the ground up.
Forward Florida Action is working to engage communities across Florida in the fight to build a vibrant democracy that works for everybody. By building lasting infrastructure we are establishing the foundation for a more inclusive future for Florida.
About Forward Florida Action
We are building on the legacy of Mayor Andrew Gillum’s historic campaign for Florida governor. We think long-term, empower the grassroots, engage overlooked communities, and make change the only way it has ever been made — from the bottom up.
Forward Florida Action is making a progressive future for Florida a reality. Working with partner organizations and dedicated grassroots volunteers, we build the power of everyday Floridians: registering and reengaging voters who are often unseen and unheard, electing more leaders that share our values to local office, and making the state legislature more diverse.
Building lasting infrastructure
For too long, our campaigns have only engaged with local communities in the few months before an election. That kind of campaigning doesn’t heal the lack of faith in politics that pushes people away.
Year-in and year-out, Florida’s progressive movement needs to engage in authentic work at the grassroots level. The many progressive groups who have been working with too few resources for years need support, and the communities that have been dominated by a single party for years need to be reached. Forward Florida Action is raising the resources, laying the plans, and empowering communities.
Registering and reengaging the voters who have been overlooked for too long
Forward Florida Action is proud to be the facilitator of Mayor Gillum’s audacious challenge to Florida: to transform this state by registering and reengaging 1 million voters ahead of 2020. In partnership with dozens of grassroots organizations across Florida, we are working to meet Andrew’s challenge and rebuild our democracy.
About Forward Florida PC
Electing Democrats up and down the ballot
Based on Mayor Gillum’s values, Forward Florida endorses and supports candidates for office that share his vision for our future.
As Florida’s legislature considers legislation that impacts everyday Flordians, Forward Florida speaks out and stands up unapologetically for progressive values and human dignity in our public policy.
vision and leadership
Mayor Gillum serves as Forward Florida’s chairman in a volunteer role. He sets our agenda and breathes energy and meaning into “the hard work of democracy.” He is a tireless and effective campaigner and fundraiser for progressive candidates and causes.
Andrew’s historic campaign for Florida Governor proved that a progressive future for Florida is right around the corner — if we fight for it. Now, Andrew continues to fight for the issues he championed in 2018 — healthcare as a right and not a privilege, an economy that works for everyone, and a ballot box that is accessible to all — because if anything, those issues are even more important today.