The two-minute video tells Anna’s personal story as an Orlando native and daughter of working class immigrants
Today Anna’s campaign released a new digital video titled My Mother’s Name is Nasrin. This two-minute video shares Anna’s personal story as an Orlando native and daughter of working class immigrants who lost her mother to cancer when she was thirteen years old.
This loss– coupled with her mother’s resilience and courage — inspired Anna at a young age to fight for Florida families, and to eventually make the bold decision of running for office in 2018.
“My Mom’s energy and resilience live in my determination to empower others,” said Anna. “It’s why I care so deeply about crafting a vision for the future of Florida that prioritizes public education, builds a diversified economy, protects our environment, reduces gun violence, and ensures access to high quality health care, regardless of pre-existing conditions. My Mom’s story hasn’t ended, but it’s up to us to write the next chapter.”
Original footage was shot in House District 47 with the help of real House District 47 families, couples, and constituents who volunteered their time, love, and support.
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.