Hillary for America opened its 34th office in Florida Thursday evening, this time setting up shop in Pompano Beach.
“Having an office where people can meet and talk to each other and discuss the issues affecting our community is very important,” said Joanne Goodwin, volunteer leader on the campaign.
More than 100 people showed up for the opening of the office, located in the far western section of Pompano Beach inside a shopping plaza anchored by a Dunkin Donuts and Isabella’s, a popular Italian restaurant. Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen delivered welcoming remarks and Pompano Beach Commissioner Barry Moss and former Pompano Beach Commissioner George Brummer attended the opening festivities.
Goodwin said the office intends to stay open every day through November’s general election and is staffed by volunteers and community organizers. When asked her response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent comment that “Hillary Clinton is a bigot,” Goodwin said nothing could be farther from the truth.
“Our country is not made of hate, we are made of love,” Goodwin said. “America is great and (Trump) can’t make it any better.”
In an email announcing the office opening, Simone Ward, Florida Director for Hillary for America, said engaging the community is how elections are won.
“Donald Trump believes he can insult his way to the Oval Office, but we know how elections are really won: by talking to voters about the issues that matter to our families,” Ward said.
For Unell Clayton Pollack, immigration is a key issue.
“I don’t want Donald Trump to win, he’s going to send me back to Jamaica,” said Pollack as she sat outside of the office talking with friends on a rainy and humid night in South Florida.
Hillary for America
2720 W. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069