Statement from Rainbow Democrats President, Brandon Nelson on Governor DeSantis Signing Anti-trans Bill.

An attack on part of our community is an attack on ALL of our community. On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) Florida has signed the anti-trans sports ban bill (HB 1475/SB 1028) into law. This law does nothing but discriminate against transgender youth, creating an… Read More

Rainbow Democrats Board Opposes Anti-Trans Sports Ban

PRESS RELEASE Rainbow Democrats Board Opposes Anti-Trans Sports Ban ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Rainbow Democrats Board of Directors stand united in strong opposition to HB 1475, a bill that seeks to ban transgender students from participating on sports teams at any level. The Rainbow Democrats urge members of the Florida House of Representatives to stand… Read More

Trump-supporting domestic terrorists attempt coup to overthrow the United States government

Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following scathing statement on yesterday’s events at the nation’s capital: I will not mince words when I say this: what happened yesterday at our nation’s capital was a grotesque display of domestic terrorism at the hands of white supremacists, led by the United States’ sitting President, Donald John… Read More

World AIDS Day 12.1.2020 – Statement from the Caucus President

Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson released the following statement on World AIDS Day 2020: What began 32 years ago to bring awareness to and fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, World AIDS Day continues to draw attention to this ongoing global epidemic. It is also a day to stand in solidarity with those living with HIV… Read More

Rainbow Democrats endorse candidates for Orange County Soil & Water Conservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 5, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced their endorsement of the candidates for the Orange County Soil & Water Conservation groups. Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsement: We have an opportunity to elect the most progressive group of soil and water conservationists in Orange… Read More

Rainbow Democrats endorse Vicki-Elaine Felder for Orange County School Board District 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 4, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced their endorsement of Vicki-Elaine Felder, candidate for Orange County School Board District 5. Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsement: As a current educator in Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), Vicki Felder will advocate for the needs of… Read More

The Rainbow Democrats recommend a YES vote on all 3 Orange County Charter Amendments

On Thursday, October 1st, the membership of the Rainbow Democrats voted to recommend a YES vote on all 3 charter amendments on the November ballot for Orange County, FL. Orange County Charter Question # 1 Official Wording of the Amendment The Right to Clean Water Charter Amendment (also known as the Wekiva River and Econlockhatchee… Read More

Rainbow Democrats Endorse Representative Joy Goff-Marcil for re-election to HD 30 and Concilwoman Crissy Stile for HD 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 21, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced another round of House race endorsements. Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsements: Crissy Stile is currently a Mount Dora City Council woman. The district includes a sliver of Orange County, but the majority is in Lake County. We… Read More

Rainbow Democrats endorse Melissa Byrd for Orange County School Board District 7

ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced another round of endorsements just a few days before the August 18 primary election. Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsement: In the race for Orange County School Board District 7, our members endorsed incumbent school board member Melissa Byrd. Also endorsed… Read More