A Champion for Floridians
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is a South American immigrant and former representative for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Born in Ecuador, she became the first South American immigrant to serve in the United States Congress when she was elected in 2018 with the full support of EMILYs List. Mucarsel-Powell came to America at a young age with her family, worked her way through high school and college, and went on to work for Florida International University’s Colleges of Health and Medicine as associate dean. Since serving in office, she has also served as a senior advisor for Giffords, advocating for gun safety reform nationwide. She lives in Miami with her husband, Robert, and three children.
The Experience and Passion to Get the Job Done
Mucarsel-Powell lost her father to gun violence when she was just 24 years old, and has been a strong advocate for gun safety reform. As an immigrant who worked in the service industry for minimum wage, she is also deeply committed to helping working families make ends meet and expanding opportunities for small business owners. Additionally, while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mucarsel-Powell authored the bill to expand Medicare coverage for seniors and secured $200 million to restore Florida’s Everglades.
A Must-Flip Senate Seat
Mucarsel-Powell is running to replace former Florida governor and current Sen. Rick Scott, an anti-choice Republican extremist who has been an outspoken supporter of restrictions on reproductive freedom and authored a plan that could defund Social Security and Medicare for all Americans. As Republicans threaten to pass a national abortion ban if they gain control of Congress, it is critical that we elect Democratic pro-choice champions like Mucarsel-Powell who will fight for our rights and never let extremists like Sen. Scott put themselves in between families and their doctors.