Attendees heard impassioned pleas from women calling for restoring felon’s voting rights, environmental protection and in defense of immigrants in the country on the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Act, or DACA. But the message of the day was for women to run for office, vote and support progressive candidates and issues.
State Rep. Amy Mercado, D-Orlando, urged the audience to register to vote and to support women who are running for office, stating to “make the blue wave a blue wave of women.”
“We need to bust those doors wide open,” Mercado said. “Forget glass ceilings, rush the doors.”