Local Residents to State Commission: Clean Energy, Not Fracked Gas Plant Needed in Dania Beach
Residents of the hisotorically black Florida community of Dania Beach travel to the state capitol of Tallahassee to oppose a fracked gas burning plant proposed by power company FPL.
Occupy The Park Update: Community Secures Historic Preservation for Morningside Park
Last year, New Florida Majority members in several neighborhoods began to organize for the preservation and renovation of their local parks. 2018 begins seeing some of the seeds of that Occupy the Park Movement bear fruit. That’s because this week, after an active debate, the City of Miami’s Historic Preservation...
NewFM Joins Awake the State Rallies Across the State
To kick off the 2018 Florida Legislative Session that began on January 8th, New Florida Majority joined organizations across the state at “Awake the State” rallies in Miami-Dade, Broward and Duval counties, calling on Governor Rick Scott and legislative leaders to approve a 2018 state budget that invests in all...
NewFM on Doug Jones’ Victory: Local Voter Mobilization Matters
New Florida Majority released the following statement after the Doug Jones’ win in the federal special election to fill the Alabama U.S. Senate seat formerly occupied by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Last night’s results in the Alabama U.S. Senate race is a victory in the battle against sexual harassment,...
Support the Local Groups that Helped Turnout Voters in Alabama
Only 18% of Alabama voters came out to vote in the 2017 Republican and Democratic primaries for the special election to fill the seat formerly held by current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. State election officials only estimated a slight bump in the general election. However, unofficial results at the...
Why Give Miami Day is So Important
Participation in Give Miami Day is a direct reflection of who we are and what we should be about. It sends a timely message to private and public sector funding sources about the kind of city and state that people want to see created and supported.
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.