Reposted from pinellasgreens.com – 2018 Candidates, posted July 18, 2018
Robin Harris is running for Orange County Commission, District 6, and resides in Pine Hills, an unincorporated subdivision of Orange County, home of the Disney empire. She is a long-time social justice activist, writer, poet, public speaker and minister. A Texas native, Robin currently lives in Florida where she fights alongside other activists in Orlando, Florida. She has spoken at press conferences and rallies surrounding issues that affect marginalized communities. Robin also organizes and assists in many community events, including engaging in civil disobedience for an important cause.
Approximately one month after the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Robin, along with 9 others, were arrested at Marco Rubio’s office. In Tampa, Robin and 23 other activists were arrested during a protest for economic and wage rights! Last year, Robin was arrested in Washington D.C. with and 23 others in front of the White House as a means of protest against Trump’s administration’s healthcare policy.
Robin was recently elected Female Co-Chair of the Green Party of Florida. She is also Co-Chair of the Central Florida Green Party, a state council member, and a delegate to the national party. Robin is Co-Chair of the Green Party US Black Caucus and is an observer on the GP International Committee and the Diversity Committee.
Robin has several activist duties within Central Florida and abroad. She wishes to fulfill her humanitarian endeavors in Accra, Ghana by implementing a clean water initiative when she can return with a global-minded activist team. After visiting the Motherland three times, Robin has observed the interplay of many social inequities that mirror the same injustices in the United States.
As Orlando Rising states:
“Harris, 51, of Orlando, said she hopes to be able to energize marginalized communities within District 6’s predominantly black population to get interested and involved in public activities. … Her activism signals a progressive politics approach to the race, as she has worked with progressive community organizers including Ida and Ana Eskamani and Chardo Richardson in various causes in Orlando. …
“She’s particularly concerned about the county becoming engaged in dealing with future effects of climate change. She cited Hurricane Irma, and noted that many communities in her district were not just without power for a long time, but without food. Her district also includes the Orlo Vista community, which suffered some of the worst flooding in Central Florida. They all must be better prepared, she said.
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