July 13, 2020

ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus has announced their endorsement in the race for Orange County Sheriff. 

Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsement:

“In the current climate where tensions are high due to the heightened visibility of police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men/women and trans men/women of color, our membership made an important and decisive decision in the race for Orange County Sheriff. Now more than ever, police reform is needed in order to restore the public trust in the ones who swore an oath to ‘protect and serve.’ Andrew Darling has a bold, progressive vision for reform of the criminal justice system in Orange County. From creating a civilian review board to review complaints against police officers to expand training programs to ensure there is no implicit racial bias in the department, Darling is the candidate best suited to bring about that change. He will devote critical resources to solving crimes of a violent and sexual nature, and end priority arrests for possession of less than ‘trafficking’ amounts of marijuana. He is the change candidate.

The candidacy of Andrew Darling for Orange County Sheriff can be summed up in this quote from President Barack Obama:

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

We encourage Orange County voters to cast their vote on August 18 for the candidate who will bring about the change we need in this rumbustious time and who will be unapologetic and say that Black Lives Matter, because ‘all lives cannot matter until black lives do.’ That candidate is Andrew Darling.”

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