Miamians Call on Leaders to Stand Up to Session & Trump Policies, Not Just Their Hateful Rhetoric
New Florida Majority Executive Director Andrea Mercado released the following statement ahead of Wednesdays visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami. This weekend, a violent act of terrorism by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia resulted in three tragic deaths and over nineteen injuries. Our hearts are with the people...
NewFM volunteers help launch Florida Second Chance Campaign in Miami
NewFM volunteers come out to launch the Voter Restoration Second Chance Campaign, hoping to gather enough signatures for a ballot initiative that looks to restore the ability to vote to 1.5 million Florida citizens.
NewFM Urges Rep. Diaz-Balart to Reject Trump’s Hateful Budget
New Florida Majority Executive Director Andrea Mercado released the following statement as near 100 people rallied outside the offices of Rep. Mario Diaz Balart to urge his rejection of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. “As our Members of Congress return home for the traditional August recess, it’s important that the people of Florida let them...
NewFM & Partners Nationwide Host Community Conversations on Safety
New Florida Majority (NewFM), the Ella Baker Center and other local leaders in Jacksonville hosted a community conversation on what public safety means to them beyond policing.
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...
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.