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Orlando Rep. Eskamani honored for leadership

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) has honored state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, with the FEA Cesar Chavez Action & Commitment Award, which recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding leadership through engaging in activities that dignify workers and by making notable contributions to the labor movement.

Eskamani has consistently demonstrated her dedication to Florida’s workers as a member of the state House. This dedication is exhibited in her vocal advocacy for her community and constituents, through the legislation she sponsors, and through her inspiring and poignant comments during debates on the House floor and in committee meetings.

The lawmaker’s commitment to the noble ideals of dignity for all workers and support for education have become even more tangible through her constant presence in her community and her close relationships with local labor and education organizations. As the first Iranian-American elected to public service in Florida, she has a genuine understanding of marginalized communities and uses that understanding to amplify the voices of those communities.

“When it comes to elected leaders in Central Florida, there is no politician who encompasses our mission and values more than Representative Eskamani. She is there for working people who are fighting to advance their lives,”  said Eric Clinton, Central Florida AFL-CIO president.

Eskamani was honored at the FEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Gala on Oct. 15 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, where FEA held its annual Delegate Assembly.

The Cesar Chavez Action & Commitment Award was one of four statewide awards presented as part of the annual FEA Human and Civil Rights Gala.

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