The leader of the Florida House Democrats will sit down with Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington today to talk about the future of abortion rights—not only in Florida, but across the country.
Today’s meeting between Harris and Rep. Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) comes as President Biden signs an Executive Order to protect access to abortion and federally-approved abortion medication. Driskell says she thinks this order is a step in the right direction. “We find ourselves in situations at times where, unfortunately, the states are rolling back freedoms and taking freedoms away,” Driskell said. “You need the federal government to step in and make sure there’s uniformity to protect those freedoms.
Rep. Driskell said she’s hoping to think through some strategies and additional protections with the Vice-President.