NewFM: Communities Don’t Deserve to Live In Fear – of Each Other Nor of the Police
Jacksonville, FL — New Florida Majority North Florida Regional Director Moné Holder released the following statement in response to the recent acquital of police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the death of Philando Castile and shooting death of Seattle mother Charleena Lyles. It seems like not a day goes by without seeing...
NewFM: South Floridians Continue Stand Up for Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
President Trump’s visit to Miami is a reminder of both how much harm his Administration is inflicting on black and brown communities and how much communities are actively resisting a set of hateful and dangerous policies that primarily benefit a small group of yes-people, elites and the wealthy.
FREE Summer Feeding Program in Liberty City
This summer, NewFM’s Liberty City Chapter will provide FREE breakfast and lunch sponsored by The Department of Agriculture at Alonzo Kelly Park in Liberty City. Food will be available Monday through Friday for children under the age of 18 and adults with disabilities. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 am and lunch will be served...
Community Leaders Highlight the Current Florida Freedom Struggle 152 years after the Civil War Emancipation of African Americans
Local S.Floridia groups kicked off a week-long commemoration of Florida’s Emancipation Day with a press conference by focusing on how the unjust automatic denial of voting rights to nearly 10 percent of the state’s citizens who have a past criminal record.
“Emancipation Week” Activities Highlight Freedom Struggle in Florida
New Florida Majority (NewFM), in an effort to highlight continuing racial injustices that persist in the state and around the nation, is highlighting a week of events ahead of the state's Emancipation Day.
No Taxation Without Representation
NewFM’s North Florida Lead Organizer, Devin Coleman spoke at the Florida Constitution Review Commission’s public hearing in Jacksonville, calling on the CRC to allow the public to vote to restore voting rights to returning citizens. The CRC is the 37-member board given the ability to update Florida’s constitution by placing...
A Big Step Towards Justice in the Charles Kinsey case
Community residents and groups, including members of New Florida Majority, were pleased last week, when Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced that she would be charging North Miami Police officer Jonathan Alleda in the shooting of unarmed behavior therapist, Charles Kinsey.
“Occupy The Park” Movement Reclaims Local Park
For the last few months, NewFM has worked with Liberty City residents and leaders to “occupy” a local park, holding a series of events and meetings with hopes of beautifying the park, asking local elected officials to assist in the process. Together, we created a letter of demands and gathered over...
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.