Allen Ellison Announces Bid for US Senate

Allen Ellison has announced that he will run for the United States Senate to represent the great State of Florida. The seat is currently being held by Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

Here is a full transcript of Ellison’s announcement that was sent to media outlets: “I know that this has been a tough year for all of us. We have faced a global health crisis which has claimed the lives of our loved ones, resulted in skyrocketing unemployment, social unrest and a failing economy that has rendered thousands homeless.

Florida, like the rest of the nation, has seen its fair share of unemployment, rising COVID-19 cases, deaths, and social division.

We have watched career politicians stand by and do absolutely nothing for our people. We have watched them fill this nation with hate through their divisive rhetoric, and we have watched them line their pockets at the expense of the American people, while our fellow citizens struggle to make ends meet. I say enough is enough.

We are in desperate need for visionary leaders with fresh ideas who care about the issues that matter to all of us.

It is an astounding and horrible fact that between 18 to 22 military veterans commit suicide every day. The causes for this tragedy are typically depression fueled by PTSD, survivor’s guilt, or low self-esteem due to unpreparedness for civilian life. We must support our veterans and end this crisis.

Of the 61 million Americans living in the United States with a disability, there are 2.6 million living right here in Florida. Some leaders are trying to reduce your monthly benefits, while many Americans that have been deemed disabled by a physician are being denied year after year. This is not right, and we need positive change on this issue.

My vision for our future is centered around improving the quality of life for all citizens. This means protecting social security, healthcare, the rights of women, veterans care, increasing disability benefits, making improvements to infrastructure and our educational system. It means creating good paying jobs, sustainable agricultural development and green solutions for a stronger, cleaner and safer environment for everyone to enjoy. It means bringing families back together and healing the social divide while conquering this pandemic.

What we need is a new, comprehensive American Recovery Plan that does not hurt everyday people. In this race to become Florida’s newest voice in Washington, I would like my constituents to know that I am the strongest candidate on protecting the environment, the only candidate that has a platform to improve the quality of life for all American citizens, and the only candidate that cares about increasing benefits for seniors and people living with disabilities. America has the oldest written constitution on Earth. It is a brilliant and beautifully written document that defines our democratic process and way of life.

The framers of our constitution sought to create a more perfect union. They knew that we would be strongest in that endeavor, working together with democracy at the foundation of our nation.

For the love of our nation, and the desire to see a more united Florida, I am humbled and honored to announce that I am running for the United States Senate to represent your interests in our Congress. I will fight to uphold our democracy while working to make life better for everyone. If you want a leader who will fight to improve your quality of life, I am asking for your support. Please join us as we stand united for Florida.”

The Allen Ellison for US Senate Campaign was formed to elect Allen Ellison to the US Senate to represent the great State of Florida.

To learn more about Allen Ellison and his stances on the issues, visit www.allenellisonforflorida.com, for press inquiries please email press@allenellisonforflorida.com

Allen Ellison is Fighting to Get Hazard Pay for Frontline Healthcare Workers

We are at war with a biological weapon, known as Covid-19 (Coronavirus). This virus is ripping throughout the global society. During this pandemic, doctors, nurses and other medical staff are being forced to work and do overtime, up to 18 hours a day. To date, there have been more than 13 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus with 270,000 deaths.

Each day, healthcare workers are receiving an average of 2000 new cases. From dealing with the day-to-day struggles and stressors of worrying about acquiring and transmitting the infection to their loved ones, in the setting of a system that does not place the protection of these workers at a top priority. They are using makeshift supplies, in the form of cloth masks and garbage bags as PPE, which are not NIOSH certified.

Those on the frontlines are lacking the PPE that they not only need, but require to safely care for those affected by this virus and to protect those on the frontlines from being exposed and affected in the process.

Many hospitals do not have the necessary supplies, such as isolation gowns or N95 masks for the protection of medical professionals. Through blood, sweat, and tears medical workers are fighting to protect this country everyday, at the expense of their own safety, time with families, physical strain on their bodies and mental, as well as emotional abuse from healthcare management.

We are demanding hazard pay for healthcare workers working during the Coronavirus pandemic, considering they are essential during this period and should be paid for it. This is unlike anything that we have seen in modern history. The current administration and State leaders have failed to keep the public safe.

The CDC is being forced to relax its guidelines on this issue, and men and women on the frontlines of this biological war are not being taken seriously nor given the personal protective equipment (PPE) they deserve. This is why we need you to sign this petition, join the fight during this crisis and help us build a coalition that is unified on this issue. This is the right thing to do given the costs. This is how we chart a new path forward.

Please sign our petition https://www.change.org/p/congress-hazard-pay-for-medical-workers-exposed-to-covid-19

Allen Ellison Working to End Veteran Suicide

Allen Ellison has launched a nationwide campaign to end veteran suicides. “They have given so much and many have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is sad when our men and women come home after many tour duties to not have the respect, resources and care that they deserve. We can do better!” stated Allen Ellison, Candidate for US Senate, Florida.

Roughly 18 to 22 military veterans a day commit suicide. The causes for this tragedy are typically depression fueled by the reaction to PTSD, survivor’s guilt, or low self-esteem due to unpreparedness for civilian life.

It is our mission to push for a bill that will put in place changes to the existing military discharge process that would eliminate or at the minimum reduce these events. The changes require two additions to the existing discharge process.

One, to put in place a PTSD/survivor’s guilt, suitability for civilian life screening step in the discharge process. Two, if the result of the screening is that there is or may be a problem, to require a treatment step of at least 12 weeks before discharge.

In addition to the normal physical examination that occurs during the military discharge process, we urge that an additional step be added that screens for the possibility of PTSD, survivor’s guilt, and unpreparedness for civilian life afflictions.

Please sign our petition. https://www.change.org/p/congress-end-veteran-suicide