We share the concerns of our fellow Floridians and the entire country and join with our communities to work to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend Keys Democrats follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health to ensure their safety.
We will NOT stop campaigning but Covid-19 is fundamentally changing the nature of campaigning. This election is as critical as any in our lifetimes, and we are committed to electing Democrats in the cities, county, state and defeating Donald Trump in 2020. We have shifted all campaign organizing efforts from in-person work to virtual work on Social Media, Phone Banks, Texting, and we have discontinued in-person meetings in favor of on-line meetings.
We are taking the following steps in the face of Covid-19 pandemic.
- We have halted face-to-face voter contact and we have shifted all campaign organizing efforts from in-person work to virtual work, and we encourage campaigns to do the same.
- We are shifting our efforts to promote texting, video conferencing, virtual phone banks and online outreach tools to do our work of expanding the electorate and building the volunteer organization Democrats need to win.
- We will be expanding online training to promote and train our volunteers on digital and online organizing.
- In accordance with CDC guidelines, we are postponing all meeting, fundraisers and events until further notice.
- We recommend everyone follow CDC recommendations to wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean frequently used surfaces, and avoid touching one’s face.
- We are advocating everyone sign up for vote-by-mail to ensure that everyone who is eligible can vote
The Keys Dems are monitoring the situation and shall update our policies as needed. We expect our state and federal government to work to protect the public’s health and we are making these changes to do our part to ensure our government will be successful in mitigating and stopping the spread of the virus. The Keys Democrats urge the public to stay informed and follow CDC guidelines.