Anna has received the endorsement of the Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida (DVCF). The mission of the DVCF is three fold:
- Promote the election of Democratic veterans at all levels – local, state, and national.
- Encourage non-veteran, Democratic candidates who support veteran issues.
- Increase involvement of all Democratic veterans in the electoral process as candidates, policy experts and advisers, and campaignvolunteers.
“My commitment to our servicemembers and veterans is equal to the level of devotion that they have committed to us,” said Anna. “It’s critically important that the Department of Veterans Affairs delivers world-class care in a timely matter, that we support a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life, and that our veterans have full access to mental health resources and support in healing from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I want Florida to be a pro-veterans state, and will always support our troops, and their families.”
Part of this work is sexual assault prevention too: We know that the issue of sexual assault in the military has been widely reported for years, but the #MeToo movement has prompted a renewed effort for transparency within the armed services. Anna is committed to addressing sexual assault in the military, and will demand accountability from military leadership at the federal level.
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More About Anna
Anna V. Eskamani is an Orlando native and daughter of immigrants who has worked relentlessly her entire life to protect all members of our community through effective advocacy, bold leadership, and strategic management. A community organizer with a proven track record in building consensus while fighting unapologetically for progressive values, for the last six years Anna served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. She managed a team of six across 22 counties and is known in the legislature and across the nation as an advocate for women’s health and equality. Anna is also a PhD student in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida and serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Intro to Women’s Studies. Tough, authentic and unafraid, Anna is a progressive who has proven herself as a leader who works hard, delivers results, and gets things done.
Anna has earned the endorsement of over 60 community leaders and organizations, including an early endorsement from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. She was also one of the 48 women featured on the cover of Time magazine. When elected, Anna will be the first Iranian-American to serve in the Florida legislature.