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Murphy Named Chair of Voter Protection Effort in Florida

September 1, 2021 by Dan McCue
Murphy Named Chair of Voter Protection Effort in Florida
Rep. Stephanie Murphy.

WINTER PARK, Fla. — The Florida Democratic Party has named Rep. Stephanie Murphy chair of its Democracy and Voter Protection Program.

In her new role, the Winter Park Democrat will work with the program’s staff, party leaders and other elected officials to combat voter suppression and disinformation.

“As someone who fled an authoritarian regime, I’m incredibly proud to lead Florida Democrats’ fight to protect our democracy and voting rights across the state,” Murphy said in a written statement. 

“Disinformation and voter suppression weaken our democracy and run counter to the ideals that make America great. If we don’t stand up and fight back, the America we pass on to our children and grandchildren will look very different. I look forward to uniting Florida Democrats as we defend democracy and protect the voting rights of every eligible Floridian,” she said.

Manny Diaz, chairman of the Florida Democratic party, said that he personally was “thrilled” Murphy is going to lead the effort.

“From personal experience, she understands how precious our freedoms are and takes her responsibility to protect them seriously,” he said. “Her work on the Jan. 6 Select Committee, experience as a national security specialist at the Pentagon, and her efficacy in Congress have illustrated why she is the perfect voice for this effort. She brings incredible knowledge, experience, and resources to our team, and I look forward to working with her on this critical effort.”

FDP’s Democracy and Voter Protection Program will focus on efforts to ensure Floridans’ access to the ballot box, boost voter confidence in Florida’s elections, increase voter turnout, and combat misinformation that undermines our democracy. 

The program’s activities include, but are not limited to, recruiting, training, and deploying thousands of volunteers to protect voters at polling places, canvassing boards, through a hotline, and a ballot cure program. 

The team will also work to educate and engage voters about their voting rights, including increasing confidence in elections, and work to advance legislation and policies that strengthen Floridian’s access to and participation in our democracy.

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