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Open Letter

UnidosUS Action Fund welcomes former Representative Debbie Murcarsel-Powell's possible US Senate Run in Florida

Rafael Collazo

August 3, 2023

Dear Senator Peters, 


We are reaching out to you today to offer our enthusiastic support of any consideration that former Congresswoman Debbie Murcarsell-Powell may be making to run for US Senate for the State of Florida against incumbent Rick Scott. 


As the 501(c)4 sister group of the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, UnidosUS Action Fund enthusiastically welcomes Congresswoman Debbie Murcarsel-Powell's consideration to run for the U.S. Senate in Florida against incumbent Rick Scott. As a proven advocate for the Latino community and a fierce defender of the values we hold dear, Congresswoman Murcarsel-Powell's leadership is exactly what Florida needs at this time. 


Throughout her time in Congress, Debbie Murcarsel-Powell has been an unwavering champion not just for the Latino community but for all Floridians. With nearly 25 percent of the state’s population, she recognizes the immense contributions Latinos make to the fabric of our society. 


She has consistently been a strong voice and her efforts to address the unique challenges facing Latino families including:


  • Her commitment to fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, protecting DREAMers, and advocating for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants reflects her dedication to a more inclusive and just America.

  • Access to quality education and economic opportunity.

  • Improving healthcare access through her efforts to preserve and strengthen the Affordable Care Act have provided critical healthcare coverage to many Latino individuals and families.

  • Combating climate change and preserving Florida's natural resources directly impacts Latino communities, who are often disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. 


The upcoming U.S. Senate race in Florida is of significant importance to Latinos nationwide and all Floridians. We need leaders who understand our challenges, share our values, and will fight for our rights. Congresswoman Debbie Murcarsel-Powell's candidacy offers a chance to elect a leader who will stand up for our community, amplify our voices, and work tirelessly for a more equitable future, making her the ideal candidate to represent Florida in the Senate.




Janet Murguía

UnidosUS Action Fund

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