Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist speaks at FIU with other politicians (includes video story)

On Tuesday, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and his running mate Karla Hernandez-Mats gathered at Florida International University to speak about gun violence and safety policies. They were joined by 13th Former United states representatives Gabrielle Giffords and ​​Debbie Mucarsel-Powell as well as Florida International University student Vincent Toranzo.

“Gun violence is the leading cause of death for Hispanic male youth ages fifteen to nineteen,” Mucarsel-Powell said. “And the third leading cause of death for Hispanic male adults ages twenty to forty-four years old.” 

Following Mucarsel-Powell, Vincent Toranzo spoke about the importance of safety in our schools and communities.

Giffords then went on to say, “When people care about each other and work together, progress is possible, a better world is possible.”

Crist and Hernandez-Mats highlighted their plans if they win. Crist was passionate about banning firearms in Florida, improving the background check process and setting common sense laws into Florida policies. 

Samantha Gutierrez is a student journalist majoring in Digital Communication and Media. As a bilingual reporter, she enjoys covering stories about her diverse Miami community. With a strong passion for broadcasting, she aspires to pursue a career as a multimedia journalist in South Florida.