Gihan Perera Moving on to Ford Foundation, NewFM Kicks Off Search For New Executive Director
NewFM Executive Director Gihan Perera announced Monday that he is moving on to join the Ford Foundation as Program Officer effective May 15. NewFM Co-Founder and Board Member Maria Rodriguez thanked Perera for all his hard work guiding the organization and announced that a search for a new Executive Director would begin immediately. Continue Reading
Sen. Dwight Bullard Joins NewFM As New Political Director
New Florida Majority Executive Director Gihan Perera announced Wednesday that educator, community activist and former Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard would be joining the staff as the organization’s new Political Director. Continue Reading
Win For Equality = Win For NewFM
NewFM is proud to have worked with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality in the fight for equality for all and an end to discrimination. We’re excited to announce that the LGBT-Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance was passed, protecting LGBT people from discrimination. Read more here.
#StopGimenez And Stand Against Hatred & Racism
We won’t stand for hatred and racism in our city. Trump signed an executive order threatening to withhold federal money from “sanctuary cities,” cities that do not use their resources to enforce national immigration laws. Trump wants a world where any officer or municipal employee can ask about a person’s...
NewFM 2016- 2017 Fact Sheet
New FM is an independent organization working to increase the voting power and political influence of Florida’s low-income black and Latino communities. What We Do: We train residents to be leaders, mobilize communities around issues, and build our collective voting power so our democracy works for EVERYONE. Voter Contact: 31,000...
Awake The State Jacksonville & Miami
Florida’s legislative session is in full swing and lawmakers will use the next 60 days to determine an annual budget. On opening day, NewFM Political Director, Dwight Bullard gave opening remarks at the Awake The State press conference in Miami and our North Florida Lead Organizer, Devin Coleman gave remarks...
SPLC, advocates urge Miami-Dade to resist Trump
The SPLC and a broad coalition of advocates and legal scholars today urged Florida’s Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners to uphold a county resolution that has saved millions of tax dollars and improved community relations with police by not requiring officers to detain people for immigration authorities in county jails....
The New Florida Majority is an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of marginalized and excluded constituencies toward an inclusive, equitable, and just Florida.
We believe in a participatory democracy where people can be their whole selves. We train grassroots citizens to be leaders, mobilize communities to vote, educate the public to share our values, and inspire Floridians to take action toward their dreams. We organize people, ideas, and resources to build a powerful new vision for Florida’s new majority.
A cornerstone of our beliefs is defending and expanding the voting rights of all citizens, including those who are new to the country, raising children on their own, struggling to make a living, or returning from incarceration. We believe that a strong democracy for all makes a better Florida for everyone.