July 27, 2020

Hispanic Field Organizers: Biden Campaign Is 'Toxic'

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By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Hispanic organizers working to elect Joe Biden as president allege the work environment on the campaign is “toxic.”

The Background:

“Hispanic organizers working to elect Joe Biden wrote a ‘scathing’ seven-page letter to the Florida Democrat Party, claiming a ‘toxic’ work culture,” Breitbart reports.

The Miami Herald obtained a copy of an internal letter written to leaders of the Florida Democratic Party. According to the Herald:

The seven-page internal letter, obtained by the Miami Herald, contains eight allegations from field organizers about what they say is a lack of a “fully actionable field plan” from the Biden campaign as it transitions into the Florida party to coordinate voter outreach efforts.

Among the claims: mistreatment of field organizers, relocating trained staff members without explanation, lack of organizing resources and taking on volunteers who are then left in limbo.

In a battleground state where elections are historically won by thin margins — and as presidential campaigns ramp up outreach efforts in Florida’s Hispanic communities — organizers claim that the Coordinated Campaign lacks key infrastructure and perpetuates a “toxic” work culture that is hurting morale among on-the-ground staffers.

Notable Quotes:

“It’s disappointing, but I can’t say that I’m surprised. I just hope that it will be reckoned with soon.”

  • Joe Biden Campaign Field Organizer

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

 

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