For Immediate Release | January 2, 2020
Orlando, FL– Representative Anna V. Eskamani has earned an early 2020 endorsement from the Florida Education Association (FEA). Representing more than 140,000 members and founded in 1886, the Florida Education Association is the state’s leading advocate for public education and student success.
“FEA has chosen to take early action by endorsing your candidacy for District 47,” said FEA President Fredrick Ingram. “This endorsement is in recognition of your advocacy for teachers and support professionals, as well as your support for neighborhood public schools in Florida.”
Representative Eskamani is a proud graduate of Orange County Public Schools, and since her first days in Tallahassee has been fighting to enhance and protect public education.
In 2019 she sponsored legislation that would require any school that receives public money to meet the same building safety standards as traditional public schools and co-sponsored legislation to increase teacher pay. She debated for hours against arming teachers, and led the charge against the creation of another voucher system, one that directly takes money out of the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP), hurting traditional public schools.
For the 2020 legislative session Representative Eskamani has filed HB45, legislation to prevent private voucher schools from discriminating against students who are LGTBQ and/or face disabilities.
“I wouldn’t be who I am today or where I am today if it wasn’t for public education and the teachers who believed in me,” said Representative Eskamani. “In fact, it was my AP Government teacher Mr. Norris who got me back into politics when I was in high school, and inspired me to empower others like he did for me. I am honored to receive this early endorsement from FEA, and remain forever committed to increasing teacher pay, protecting public education, and ensuring that every kid has an equal chance to succeed in our great state.”