October 24, 2022

Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book Announces Senate Victory Statewide Bus Tour with Frontline Candidates

‘Florida Freedom Tour’ kicks off Wednesday in North Florida


Tallahassee, FL – Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book today announced the first-ever Senate Victory statewide bus tour – dubbed the ‘Florida Freedom Tour’ – will kick off this week to get out the vote in North, Central, West, and South Florida for frontline candidates Senator Loranne Ausley (SD 3, North Florida), Senator Janet Cruz (SD 14, Hillsborough), Representative Joy Goff-Marcil (SD 10, Central Florida), Raquel Pacheco (SD 36, Miami-Dade), and Janelle Perez (SD 38, Miami-Dade). The Florida Freedom Tour will begin Wednesday, October 26, in Tallahassee and end Friday, November 4, in Miami.

“For the first time ever, Senate Democrats will be launching a statewide bus tour to take our message of freedom directly to voters across the state and get out the vote for our frontline candidates — five pro-choice, working moms who are fighting to protect Floridians’ rights and freedoms,” says Leader Lauren Book. “Vote-by-mail ballots are out and as we head into early vote, we are excited to connect with Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans to make sure they know Loranne, Janet, Joy, Raquel, and Janelle share their values and will fight to defend the freedoms radical Republicans are working to take away – reproductive freedom for women and survivors of sexual assault, freedom of speech, the right to fully funded public schools, and an economy that allows every Floridian to achieve their own version of the American Dream.”

To view a recording of the Monday morning press conference, click here.

The Florida Freedom Tour will launch in Tallahassee this Wednesday, October 26, before covering ground in all 13 of SD 3’s mostly rural counties in support of incumbent Senator Loranne Ausley. See the tour dates below:

  • October 26 – 30: North Florida, Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Suwanee, Lafayette, Dixie, and Taylor Counties with Senator Loranne Ausley
  • October 31 – November 1: Central Florida, Orange and Seminole Counties with Representative Joy Goff-Marcil
  • November 2-3: West Florida, Hillsborough County with Senator Janet Cruz; additional stops in Pinellas with candidate Eunic Ortiz
  • November 3-4: South Florida, Miami-Dade County with candidates Janelle Perez and Raquel Pacheco


During the 10-day statewide tour, Leader Book and frontline candidates will focus on several key fights and freedoms: the fight for higher wages and lower costs, and for economic policies that support small businesses and working families; Floridians’ right to be safe and healthy – to live in safe communities, access affordable health care and have reproductive freedom; fighting to protect our precious natural resources which bolster Florida’s ecosystems and environment; fighting to protect our children’s right to a high-quality education that gives them the best opportunity to succeed in life – and to defend freedom of speech against extremist attacks.

Follow @SenateVictoryFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates. Additional tour details will be advised.

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