Email insights: Emma Collum says campaign cash will help fix weak gun regulations


House District 93 candidate Emma Collum sent out an email this week asking for campaign donations so she can fix “weak gun regulations” and “remove weapons of war from our streets.”

HD 93 covers part of Broward, the county that’s home to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a school shooter killed 17 people, including 14 students, on Feb. 14.

Less than two weeks out from the tragedy, Collum wrote in the Monday email “this is our chance to push real and major changes for the people of Broward and beyond.”

Collum doesn’t mention any of students or teachers who died in Parkland or any of the grassroots work being done by students after they went through such a horrific experience.

Actually, she doesn’t mention Parkland at all. She just puts her hand out for donors who, if they act fast, can have their contributions doubled by other donors who are sick of “politics as usual” — as if this kind of money grab wasn’t the embodiment of “politics as usual.”

“Tallahassee is broken and failing us. We need to expect more—and get more—from our leaders,” Collum said in the Monday message. “I’m running for office because I know we can do better, and I’m tired of watching the policies we care about get pushed aside.”

Collum then says she’s for passing an assault weapon bans, improving access to healthcare, lower prescription drug prices, and protecting the environment and coastline.

“Can you help me win this seat so I can advocate for these issues in the Florida House?” she asks.

HD 93 is held by Republican Rep. George Moraitis, who faces term limits in 2018.

Collum is running against Stephanie Myers for the Democratic nomination. Republican Chip LaMarca, currently a Broward County Commissioner, is the only GOP candidate in the race.

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One comment

  • Joanne Goodwin

    March 3, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Emma helped organize and attended, along with most Broward elected officials the rally in Ft L days after the massacre. Noted local absences was Broward county Commissioner Chip Lamarca as well as State Rep George Moriatis
    Emma’s ‘Fund raising ” email on Feb 19th did not ask for any money for her campaign but only for donations to the victims of MSD ” I’m running for Florida House District 93 in Broward County, Florida. I’m not just proud but morally obligated to sign & pledge as a candidate to accept no money from the NRA. Our children will not be lost in vain. This isn’t partisan. It stops here.
    This senseless bloodshed has to stop and lawmakers must start listening to the pleas of the many student survivors who are now stepping up, the parents of those killed, and other victims of gun violence.
    Donate here to help the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

    Emma’ s fund raising email on Feb 21 Headline is helping the students and says
    By a 36-71 vote—failed to pass a bill that would have banned automatic weapons, large capacity magazines and bump stocks. Students survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who were in attendance wept in the audience as they watched it fail.
    Emma has been with the students and the families advocating for them in Tallahassee
    Check your facts if you would like to see any of the fundraiser emails I mentioned let m know I will happily forward them to you. Emma Collum will flip#93

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