July 11, 2020                                

Nicole Henderson


Parkland Dad Manuel Oliver Endorses U.S. Congressional Candidate Phil Ehr


PENSACOLA, FL — Manuel Oliver, Parkland Dad of Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, endorses Phil Ehr, candidate for U.S. Congress challenging Florida’s Matt Gaetz (R-FL1). Ehr recognizes the need for the government to put in place measures to ensure public safety and has been named a Certified Gun Sense candidate by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Manuel Oliver is the father of Joaquin “Guac” Oliver who was murdered in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, 2018, during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. He is an artist, a creative director, and a recognizable mentor for the advertising industry, gun-safety campaigner, global activist, and international speaker.

He went viral for confronting Congressman Matt Gaetz and says, “Gun violence is beyond schools, beyond Parkland and even beyond our amazing son, Joaquin and I am honored to endorse Phil Ehr in his effort to replace Matt Gaetz.”

100 Americans die everyday from gun violence. “This uniquely American crisis can be addressed while protecting the Second Amendment,” stated Ehr. “I am thrilled to have the support of Manuel Oliver. On behalf of him and others that have been impacted by gun violence, I will fight tirelessly to ensure that we find solutions to keep Americans safe.”  

About Phil Ehr:
Phil Ehr is a retired U.S. Navy commander and the Democratic nominee challenging Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. Phil is a husband, father, community volunteer, and veteran who rose from Seaman to Commander in a 26-year active duty career. Phil flew reconnaissance missions in the Cold War, Desert Storm, and the Balkans. He provided strategic advice to senior leaders in Washington, London, and NATO in the post Cold War and post 9/11 eras. Phil is fighting to restore honor and integrity to Northwest Florida’s representation. With your help, we will prevent, prepare for, and respond to the next national crisis.  We will build an economy that’s fair for working people, families, and small business, cradle to grave. We will correct failing policies on health care, education, the environment, and public safety. We will advance freedom, equality, liberty, and justice for all. We will fight corruption and incompetence to restore trust in American leadership. Join the “Ehr Force” today!