The Florida Greens will be holding their annual convention May 14-16.
More about Stewart and her qualifications below the fold.
Anita Stewart is a licensed medical professional, herb gardener, artist, freelance writer, blogger and photographer, independent publicist, political professional and New Media and Virtual Outreach expert.
Anita was born in Detroit and grew up in a rock and roll radio station in Pennsylvania that her father owned, so news, media and music has always been an important part of her life. Anita is a USAF veteran and worked as an Intelligence Operations Specialist in the US and in Europe. While attending the University of Maryland, where she studied English, Film and Journalism, she worked for Arbitron Radio Ratings in Laurel and Beltsville, MD and the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC and was a member of the AFL-CIO Local 25 Hotel and Restaurant Worker’s Union. That’s where her activism began as she worked with the Union, Rainbow Push Coalition and other local Washington DC organizations to assure that women and people of color were hired as servers in the 5 star restaurants.
Anita was one of the first organizers of Chapter 119, the Tampa Bay Veterans for Peace and of Code Pink Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Indymedia Collective. From December of 2006 until June of 2007 Anita volunteered on the Virtual Outreach team for the Kucinich for President 2008 Campaign. She became an official member of the campaign staff in July of 2007. She also volunteered as a virtual outreach coordinator for the Cynthia McKinney Presidential Campaign in 2008 and was on the official Media Team.
Anita is a strong believer in working to change the course of our country by reforming our media and electoral processes and by using the Internet to organize Progressives and other Third Party voters on the issues. She actively supports non-corporate “owned” Progressives and Third Party candidates for local, state and federal offices. Anita believes that the most important thing about our electoral process is that all voices need to be heard if voting is fair, just and democratic! Anita is currently running for the Hillsborough County (Tampa Metro) Soil and Water Conservation Board. Anita will represent those that think they do not have a voice when it comes to local land and water use. She will continue to organize and inform others about environmental issues and events.
When Anita has any spare time she is singing, listening to music, spending time in the woods, hiking, swimming, writing, painting, taking photos, playing on the Internet or taking care of Hospice patients.