For Immediate Release
January 24, 2019
EMILYs List Statement on Vile Attacks Against Florida State Rep. Anna Eskamani
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Florida state Representative Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) has been the target of online harassment after posting about her support of a constitutional amendment to ban assault weapons. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Nobody should have to face the sexist and racist attacks that Rep. Eskamani has faced. These vile remarks won't stop her from doing the job she was elected to do though, and we know she will continue being a strong voice for Floridians in the state House.”
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