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Help Us Get On The 2020 Ballot!

Help Us Get On The 2020 Ballot!

Dear Friend,  We are excited to begin the democratic process of qualifying for the 2020 ballot by petition!  I know. It feels like we just won our election (and we kinda just did!) but it’s time to make history again, and prepare ourselves for what will be another...

Celebrate Anna’s Birthday With Us!

Celebrate Anna’s Birthday With Us!

Dear Friend, That’s right, today is Anna’s birthday! Our fearless Representative -- along with her amazing twin sister -- are both turning 29 years old today! Help us celebrate Anna’s birthday with a donation to our 2020 reelection campaign. A gift of $35, $50, or...

Fighting for a Safe and Legal Abortion

Fighting for a Safe and Legal Abortion

Dear Friend, I’ve committed my life’s purpose to fighting for women and girls-- and the fight just got worse. Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri and other states have moved forward extreme abortion bans, bans that contain no exceptions for rape or incest, bans that...

Our Favorite Moments From 2018

Our Favorite Moments From 2018

Dear Friend, The holidays are a time for reflection and gratitude, and we are thankful to have so many moments that made this year so memorable. In no particular order, here are our top 18 moments of 2018 No. 18: Following the Parkland shooting, tens of thousands came...

Update from Team Anna

Update from Team Anna

I wanted to share with you a quick update on what Team Anna is working on as we prepare to serve you in the Florida House.Packing Up Our Campaign Office: Yesterday our team spent the day packing up our campaign office. Thank you CREDO Conduit for giving us an...

Our Story of Self: By #TeamAnna

Our Story of Self: By #TeamAnna

I wanted to share with you a quick update on what Team Anna is working on as we prepare to serve you in the Florida House.Packing Up Our Campaign Office: Yesterday our team spent the day packing up our campaign office. Thank you CREDO Conduit for giving us an...

We Won!

We Won!

It’s funny how a few hours in front of the TV on Election Day can feel like an eternity, but an entire campaign cycle can feel like a blip in time.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Beth Lashley

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Beth Lashley

Thank you for trusting me to be your fighter in Tallahassee. This is not the end of a movement, this is actually just the beginning.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Jarrod Glick

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Jarrod Glick

I am so happy to see a young woman with Anna's incredible intelligence, energy, organization, and focus running for office.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Emily Wray

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Emily Wray

My son and I have always been political, but I wanted him to learn that it doesn’t start with the president.
Did You Catch Anna on Vice News?

Did You Catch Anna on Vice News?

The more I’ve gotten to know Anna through this campaign, I am convinced that she’s exactly the kind of leader I want representing my interests in Tallahassee - as a woman, a lesbian, and a teacher.
Anna V. Eskamani Raises $500,000 for HD47

Anna V. Eskamani Raises $500,000 for HD47

Anna V. Eskamani has been endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. The group endorsed more than 60 State Legislative Candidates across the country.
Anna Earns Endorsement of Florida Nurses Political Action Committee

Anna Earns Endorsement of Florida Nurses Political Action Committee

Dear Friend, The holidays are a time for reflection and gratitude, and we are thankful to have so many moments that made this year so memorable. In no particular order, here are our top 18 moments of 2018 No. 18: Following the Parkland shooting, tens of thousands came...

47 Means Business Profile: Kristen Pavlic

47 Means Business Profile: Kristen Pavlic

For decades Democrats have been pegged as big spenders. The party of “free stuff” and tax hikes. I’m twenty-eight years old. My perceptions are likely different because of my age. My optimism strong, my sense of responsibility real, and my hope for a future where...

President Obama just endorsed us!

President Obama just endorsed us!

For decades Democrats have been pegged as big spenders. The party of “free stuff” and tax hikes. I’m twenty-eight years old. My perceptions are likely different because of my age. My optimism strong, my sense of responsibility real, and my hope for a future where...

Watch Our First HD47 Debate!

Watch Our First HD47 Debate!

Today Florida Conservation Voters announced their endorsement of Geraldine Thompson and Anna Eskamani for the State House of Representatives.
47 Means Business Profile: Lori Parks

47 Means Business Profile: Lori Parks

McDonald’s workers and their supporters in ten major cities protested the company’s lack of action in reducing workplace sexual assault and harassment. Orlando is one of those ten major cities, and Anna not only attended today’s rally but she was also a speaker. Below...

My Mother’s Name is Nasrin

My Mother’s Name is Nasrin

If we want our youth to be productive members of local communities, it is critically important that we invest in our public schools, bring stakeholders together to desegregate poverty, and move away from an approach to juvenile justice that relies primarily on incarceration.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Michael Martinez

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Michael Martinez

McDonald’s workers and their supporters in ten major cities protested the company’s lack of action in reducing workplace sexual assault and harassment. Orlando is one of those ten major cities, and Anna not only attended today’s rally but she was also a speaker. Below...

Why Arts Funding Matters

Why Arts Funding Matters

To celebrate the one year mark of this endorsement, Team Anna Released a Short Video with Mayor Dyer
Anna V. Eskamani Wins 2018 Political Salsa Straw Poll

Anna V. Eskamani Wins 2018 Political Salsa Straw Poll

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

Anna V. Eskamani Receives Women’s March Florida Candidate Distinction

Anna V. Eskamani Receives Women’s March Florida Candidate Distinction

If we want our youth to be productive members of local communities, it is critically important that we invest in our public schools, bring stakeholders together to desegregate poverty, and move away from an approach to juvenile justice that relies primarily on incarceration.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Kelsey Hundley

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Kelsey Hundley

The mission of the Women’s March Florida is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.”
47 Means Business Profile: Dean Caravelis

47 Means Business Profile: Dean Caravelis

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

We’re in The Atlantic

We’re in The Atlantic

In order to highlight the amazing local businesses in Florida’s 47th District, the Anna For Florida campaign has launched “47 Means Business,” an ongoing blog series to spotlight local business owners in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and...

Washington DC, #MeToo, and Our Movement

Washington DC, #MeToo, and Our Movement

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

47 Means Business Profile: Tess Falk

47 Means Business Profile: Tess Falk

Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of the Sunrise Movement, an organization of young people committed to the health and wellbeing of all people, while also addressing the deep influence of fossil fuel executives in politics.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Domenick Feliciano

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Domenick Feliciano

In order to highlight the amazing local businesses in Florida’s 47th District, the Anna For Florida campaign has launched “47 Means Business,” an ongoing blog series to spotlight local business owners in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and...

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Danielle Dickey

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Danielle Dickey

In order to highlight the amazing local businesses in Florida’s 47th District, the Anna For Florida campaign has launched “47 Means Business,” an ongoing blog series to spotlight local business owners in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and...

Anna For Florida Launches Twenty/47 Campaign

Anna For Florida Launches Twenty/47 Campaign

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

47 Means Business Profile: Chelsie Savage

47 Means Business Profile: Chelsie Savage

Dear Friend, I’ve committed my life’s purpose to fighting for women and girls-- and the fight just got worse. Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri and other states have moved forward extreme abortion bans, bans that contain no exceptions for rape or incest, bans that...

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Alex Weeden

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Alex Weeden

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

The Story Behind Our Logo

The Story Behind Our Logo

Anna led a team of six people across 22 counties, fighting to ensure Floridians had the ability to access a full range of reproductive health care options.
Father’s Day

Father’s Day

I got home from Washington DC late last night, after serving on a panel at the National Press Club on the power of the #MeToo movement in the 2018 elections.
10 Things To Do with Dad around District 47

10 Things To Do with Dad around District 47

"As a daughter of immigrants I cannot stand silently by as Dreamers, DACA recipients, and immigrants, are ripped apart from their families and stripped of their rights and protections."
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Shiraz Malul

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Shiraz Malul

I’m going to have to start this story with the 2016 election. Like many of those reading this probably were, I was shocked and appalled at the results.
47 Means Business Profile: Jazmin Diaz

47 Means Business Profile: Jazmin Diaz

We get a LOT of questions about our logo. What does it mean, where did it come from, was it inspired by Wonder Woman? With all of these questions, we thought it would be important to press pause, and tell the story of our campaign logo.
47 Means Business Profile: Marci Arthur

47 Means Business Profile: Marci Arthur

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

Why I’m #TeamAnna: By Jillian James

Why I’m #TeamAnna: By Jillian James

"As a daughter of immigrants I cannot stand silently by as Dreamers, DACA recipients, and immigrants, are ripped apart from their families and stripped of their rights and protections."
47 Means Business: Rhett Alexander

47 Means Business: Rhett Alexander

Anna for Florida is fueled by volunteer leaders like Alex Peralta, who joined the campaign before Anna even announced her candidacy!
Why I Volunteer on Team Anna: By Alex Peralta

Why I Volunteer on Team Anna: By Alex Peralta

The more I’ve gotten to know Anna through this campaign, I am convinced that she’s exactly the kind of leader I want representing my interests in Tallahassee - as a woman, a lesbian, and a teacher.
Team Anna Marks Denim Day

Team Anna Marks Denim Day

Anna for Florida is fueled by volunteer leaders like Alex Peralta, who joined the campaign before Anna even announced her candidacy!
47 Means Business: Cheryl Blanc of Dandelion Communitea Cafe

47 Means Business: Cheryl Blanc of Dandelion Communitea Cafe

We get a LOT of questions about our logo. What does it mean, where did it come from, was it inspired by Wonder Woman? With all of these questions, we thought it would be important to press pause, and tell the story of our campaign logo.
Anna V. Eskamani Gets Tested for GYT Month

Anna V. Eskamani Gets Tested for GYT Month

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

Anna Eskamani raises more than $200,000 in campaign account

Anna Eskamani raises more than $200,000 in campaign account

The First Time Democratic Candidate for HD47 is Excelling Both in Finance & Field Orlando, FL-- Today, Anna V. Eskamani’s campaign to win Florida State House District 47 reached yet another milestone: she and her volunteers have knocked on more than 10,000 doors...

47 Means Business: Melissa Schumann of The Falcon Bar & Gallery

47 Means Business: Melissa Schumann of The Falcon Bar & Gallery

In order to highlight the amazing local businesses in Florida’s 47th District, the Anna For Florida campaign has launched “47 Means Business,” an ongoing blog series to spotlight local business owners in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and throughout the...

47 Means Business: Katie Donzanti of The Peaceful Peacock

47 Means Business: Katie Donzanti of The Peaceful Peacock

Democratic candidate for Florida House District 47 Anna V. Eskamani has received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders. On Friday Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum at the University of Central Florida. During his opening...

Nowruz Mobarak! (Happy Persian New Year!)

Nowruz Mobarak! (Happy Persian New Year!)

The more I’ve gotten to know Anna through this campaign, I am convinced that she’s exactly the kind of leader I want representing my interests in Tallahassee - as a woman, a lesbian, and a teacher.
47 Means Business Profile: Macbeth Studio

47 Means Business Profile: Macbeth Studio

The more I’ve gotten to know Anna through this campaign, I am convinced that she’s exactly the kind of leader I want representing my interests in Tallahassee - as a woman, a lesbian, and a teacher.
47 Means Business Profile: Beth Hobart of Mainframe Real Estate

47 Means Business Profile: Beth Hobart of Mainframe Real Estate

  The Florida Division of Elections posted fundraising totals from across the state and I am proud to announce that we raised the most of all Central Florida State House Candidates last month!     But that news gets even better: Since we launched our...

Power In Our Pain

Power In Our Pain

"Anna would become the first Iranian American ever elected to the Florida legislature!”
Celebrating Black History Month in Hannibal Square

Celebrating Black History Month in Hannibal Square

In order to highlight the amazing local businesses in Florida’s 47th District, the Anna For Florida campaign has launched “47 Means Business,” an ongoing blog series to spotlight local business owners in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and throughout the...

Taking action in the face of tragedy

Taking action in the face of tragedy

  The Florida Division of Elections posted fundraising totals from across the state and I am proud to announce that we raised the most of all Central Florida State House Candidates last month!     But that news gets even better: Since we launched our...