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#OnwardWithAnna Phone Wallpapers

#OnwardWithAnna Phone Wallpapers

Team Anna is excited to rollout a series of campaign wallpaper designs for your Android or Apple device!  Simply click on the link(s) below to save the design to your phone. From there you can add your favorite #OnwardForAnna wallpaper as the background to your phone,...

Grateful to Small Businesses Supporting Our 2020 Campaign Kickoff!

Grateful to Small Businesses Supporting Our 2020 Campaign Kickoff!

Dear Friend, We are lucky to have such incredible small businesses in House District 47 who stand with us, and support our movement. Below are small businesses committed to our 2020 Re-Election efforts; I encourage you to learn more about them, and to RSVP for our...

Announcing Our 2020 Re-Election Kickoff Celebration!

Announcing Our 2020 Re-Election Kickoff Celebration!

Dear Friend, I am thrilled to announce our 2020 Re-Election Kickoff Celebration!  Because of people like YOU, we made history in taking back Florida House District 47 and sending me to Tallahassee.  We’ve been hustling since day one, fighting for the values that...

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

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.
We Won!

We Won!

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: Beth Lashley

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Beth Lashley

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

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.
Did You Catch Anna on Vice News?

Did You Catch Anna on Vice News?

Vice News has been following Anna on the campaign trail for a four-part documentary series called She’s Running.
My Interview with Channel 6’s “The Weekly”

My Interview with Channel 6’s “The Weekly”

Yesterday I shared space with Channel 6’s Justin Warmoth on his Sunday morning show. We talked about the campaign, the attacks we face, and our vision for the future of Florida.
How Florida is Funded, and What Can We Do To Make It Better

How Florida is Funded, and What Can We Do To Make It Better

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!

As a former state legislator himself, President Obama recognizes the importance of electing strong leaders at the state level.
Watch Our First HD47 Debate!

Watch Our First HD47 Debate!

On Friday September 21st, Anna debated her Republican opponent at a forum hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. The debate was live streamed on Facebook, and you can watch it here and by clicking on the video below. Anna did an incredible job. She highlighted...

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

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.
47 Means Business Profile: Lori Parks

47 Means Business Profile: Lori Parks

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...

My Mother’s Name is Nasrin

My Mother’s Name is Nasrin

A two-minute video tells Anna’s personal story as an Orlando native and daughter of working-class immigrants.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Michael Martinez

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Michael Martinez

From family to field, Michael Martinez shares the experiences which have molded him into an unwavering example of solidarity and change-making on our campaign.
Why Arts Funding Matters

Why Arts Funding Matters

We will never reach our fullest potential as a community if we continue to neglect the arts.
Anna’s Public Transit Adventure in HD47

Anna’s Public Transit Adventure in HD47

Our public transit adventure in House District 47 has given me a deeper understanding of how public transit works — and doesn’t work — in our community.
Why I’m #TeamAnna: Ida Eskamani

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Ida Eskamani

I’ve experienced my fair share of trauma, and though it’s been hard, I have managed to find strength in struggle. Yet through it all, I’ve had one consistent force: my twin sister, Anna.
Anna V. Eskamani Receives the Endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders

Anna V. Eskamani Receives the Endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders

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: Cassandra Wilcox

47 Means Business Profile: Cassandra Wilcox

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: Kelsey Hundley

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Kelsey Hundley

That day, I knew Anna would fight for all Puerto Ricans, and for everyone that has been affected by our national administration.
47 Means Business Profile: Dean Caravelis

47 Means Business Profile: Dean Caravelis

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...

We’re in The Atlantic

We’re in The Atlantic

"If Eskamani beats her Republican opponent in November, she’ll join a class of progressive candidates whose elections will reshape the Democratic Party."
Washington DC, #MeToo, and Our Movement

Washington DC, #MeToo, and Our Movement

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.
47 Means Business Profile: Tess Falk

47 Means Business Profile: Tess Falk

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...

47 Means Business Profile: Scott White

47 Means Business Profile: Scott White

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

Anna’s policy of "people over profit" is a revolutionary disruption in a political system that has historically been rooted in big money. For this reason, and a million more, I am #TeamAnna.
47 Means Business Profile: Chelsie Savage

47 Means Business Profile: Chelsie Savage

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: Alex Weeden

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Alex Weeden

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.
The Story Behind Our Logo

The Story Behind Our Logo

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.
Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Many of the values I hold today I can credit to my Dad. The importance of family, education, hard work, and my love for all things space and Pink Floyd.
#KeepFamiliesTogether and Ways to Take Action

#KeepFamiliesTogether and Ways to Take Action

"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."
10 Things To Do with Dad around District 47

10 Things To Do with Dad around District 47

Here at Anna for Florida, we’re proud to have the support of dads on our campaign, but we also are blessed to have the guidance and compassion of dads in our everyday lives, too. That’s why we have crafted a list of 10 fun and simple activities to share with Dad today...

47 Means Business Profile: Mike Van den Abbeel

47 Means Business Profile: Mike Van den Abbeel

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...

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Shiraz Malul

Why I’m #TeamAnna: Shiraz Malul

The time is now to move onward. Anna’s team is driven by her passion for people. She looks past anger and negativity to create progress. She is a leader and an educator. I am proud to be a Field Team Leader on a campaign filled with motivation, inspiration and passion, and cannot wait for our victory in November!
47 Means Business Profile: Jazmin Diaz

47 Means Business Profile: Jazmin Diaz

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 Profile: Marci Arthur

47 Means Business Profile: Marci Arthur

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: Rhett Alexander

47 Means Business: Rhett Alexander

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...

Team Anna Marks Denim Day

Team Anna Marks Denim Day

Denim Day is an international reminder that sexual assault is never a survivor’s fault, no matter what they were wearing
47 Means Business: Cheryl Blanc of Dandelion Communitea Cafe

47 Means Business: Cheryl Blanc of Dandelion Communitea Cafe

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: Will Walker of Will’s Pub

47 Means Business: Will Walker of Will’s Pub

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: Jon Busdeker of Sunny Oranges Productions

47 Means Business: Jon Busdeker of Sunny Oranges Productions

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...

Anna V. Eskamani’s Campaign Knocks on Over 10,000 Doors

Anna V. Eskamani’s Campaign Knocks on Over 10,000 Doors

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...

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

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

  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...

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

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...

Nowruz Mobarak! (Happy Persian New Year!)

Nowruz Mobarak! (Happy Persian New Year!)

Dear Reader, I was born and raised in Orlando to a working class family of immigrants from Iran. One of the most important holidays for my family is Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which falls each year on the spring equinox. Today marks that day, and from my family to...

47 Means Business Profile: Macbeth Studio

47 Means Business Profile: Macbeth Studio

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 Profile: Beth Hobart of Mainframe Real Estate

47 Means Business Profile: Beth Hobart of Mainframe Real Estate

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...