Orlando, FL– Anna V. Eskamani is featured in a MTV News series about young candidates and their perspectives of controversial issues. In this latest episode, guns are the subject of discussion, and Anna is highlighted alongside a 26-year-old incumbent Representative from North Carolina.
You can watch the full segment at this link and below, and hear Anna share her perspectives on gun safety legislation, which includes not arming teachers and providing meaningful mental health resources. She even speaks to her support of having armed security at our public schools, a policy that her opponent has accused her of not supporting through slanderous mail and television ads.
Anna has attracted a great deal of national press, and just yesterday a Vice News trailer was released for a four part documentary that includes Anna. It is called She’s Running, and the episodes will be released on October 29th.
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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 70 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.