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Orlando Political Observer: Val Demings promotes gun control and female empowerment at DNC

July 26, 2016

Orlando Political Observer: Val Demings promotes gun control and female empowerment at DNC

by Frank Torres

On Tuesday night, former Orlando Police Chief and Candidate for Congress in Florida’s 10th District, Val Demings took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to promote the party’s position on gun control and how the leadership of women can help the party move forward.

“I know firsthand the tragedy that gun violence inflicts on families in America.” began Demings “And after 49 people were murdered at a nightclub in Orlando last month, let me tell you: our city takes it personally that Congress refuses to disarm hate. You don’t need to be a police chief to know that our communities are less safe when criminals and suspected terrorists can walk into gun shops or gun shows and leave with a weapon.”

Demings was part of the Democratic Women of the House presentation tonight that was lead by minority leader Nancy Pelosi and also featured her fellow Central Florida Democratic House Candidate Stephanie Murphy, who is running in the 7th District.

The former Orlando Police Chief is currently running in the ultra-competitive Democratic primary in the 10th district against former FDP Chair Bob Poe, State Senator Geraldine Thompson, and Attorney Fatima Rita Fahmy. The 10th District Incumbent, Republican, Daniel Webster, announced he would be running in the 11th district, after the seat was redrawn to strongly favor the winner of the Dem primary.

“On issue after issue, it’s the leadership of women that makes a stronger America.” concluded Demings, an early supporter of Hillary Clinton “With Hillary Clinton in the White House and these strong House Democratic women, together with women and families all across our nation, we will show the world what this statement really means: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds!”