Joint statement of solidarity from Florida Democratic leaders

Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried, House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell and Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book have released the following joint statement:

“As leaders within the Florida Democratic Party, we feel a responsibility to make our voices heard and position clear. In the wake of Hamas’s horrific attacks on Israeli civilians, we unequivocally stand with Israel and their right to self-determination and self-defense – terrorists must not win. We also echo President Biden’s call for Israel to do everything in their power to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza.

“Here at home, we remember and renew the long-standing solidarity between Florida’s Black and Jewish communities during this time of rising antisemitism and Islamophobia in Florida. As historically oppressed peoples, our communities must stand together to condemn and resist all forms of bigotry, hatred, and violence. Our unity is our strength, and we will not be divided.”