Statement from Wendi Walsh UNITE HERE Florida Political Director re declared victory for Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Contact: MJ Leira, 917-565-7697, [email protected]
“Since August we’ve pushed to get out the vote for Mayor-Elect Daniella Levine Cava, with more than 160 canvassers going door to door every day and more than 800,000 pieces of literature sent out to support her campaign. Our team dedicated over 36,315 hours to secure her seat as Mayor. We are proud to have a mayor who is genuinely committed to our members and to working people in our communities. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava has always stood by our side. She’s stood with hospitality workers when we needed her most and we’re going to be there to back her up moving forward. She’s fought for a living wage, for responsible development in Miami-Dade County, and for the future recovery of the hospitality industry. With Daniella as Mayor, we have a leader who understands us, sees us, and who we will work with as a real partner.”
UNITE HERE Florida is a labor union that represents over 34,000 workers in the hotel, casino, food service, and airport industries in Central and South Florida. At the peak of the pandemic, over 98% of UNITE HERE members were unemployed, and 75% are still out of work today. UNITE HERE’s Take Back 2020 campaign is the largest canvassing operation in the state of Florida.