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

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 Sen. Victor Torres for re-election, Nicole Wilson for County Commission District 1, and Samuel Vilchez Santiago for HD 48

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 28, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced another round of endorsements for candidates seeking office locally and statewide in Orange County.  Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsements: “The Rainbow Democrats have voted to send Senator Victor Torres back to the State Senate… Read More

Rainbow Democrats endorse Monique Worrell for State Attorney 9th Judicial Circuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 29, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced their endorsement in the race for State Attorney in the 9th Judicial Circuit. After a careful review of the candidates and statements, the membership of the Rainbow Democrats voted to endorse Monique Worrell.  Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement… Read More

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Passing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 18, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the passing of John Lewis: “The world lost a civil rights icon last night. We are deeply indebted to your servitude and commitment to equal rights for all. You taught us that the right to vote is a sacred right that should… Read More

Rainbow Democrats Endorse Amy Mercado for Orange County Property Appraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 14, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced their endorsement in the race for Orange County Property Appraiser.  Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsement: “Representative Amy Mercado will bring her legislative, professional and public service knowledge and experience to the office of Orange County Property Appraiser.… Read More

Rainbow Democrats Endorse Nina Yoakum for Florida House District 50

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 13, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Rainbow Democrats caucus have announced their endorsement of Nina Yoakum, candidate for Florida House of Representatives District 50. Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the Caucus’ endorsement: “I believe that because of her commitment to progressive Democratic values, Nina Yoakum will be a valuable asset to… Read More

Rainbow Democrats Endorse Andrew Darling for Orange County Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 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… Read More