Boynton Beach, Fla. - Kendrick Meek joined supporters and volunteers in Boynton Beach today as the campaign's historic effort to help Kendrick qualify for the ballot by petition comes to a close later this month.
"From day one of our petition drive we have been focused on people of this state, not on their political parties or ideology. Our fight is for the hard working individuals in this community who want good paying jobs to support themselves and their families. Retirees in this community are searching for work or their savings are going down. Both of these situations were never a part of their retirement plans. We are reaching out to Floridians from all communities who want a future that is better than their present, that rejects the status quo, and puts the interests of people ahead of the powerful," said Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.
Kendrick Meek and his campaign are entering the final month of an unprecedented petition drive. By collecting 112,476 petitions from Florida voters, Kendrick will be the first statewide candidate in Florida history to earn his place on the ballot by petition.
In recent weeks, Kendrick has met with citrus growers in Dover, students in Gainesville, young professionals in Tallahassee, veterans in Pensacola, unemployed families in Orlando, scientists and engineers in Daytona Beach, and received endorsements from Florida's teachers, firefighters and police officers.