NewFM Steps Up Voter Registration Efforts as Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria begin to Arrive in Florida
New Florida Majority's voter registration efforts now include ensuring that those escaping the devestation of Hurricane Maria know that they have a political voice and a right to vote now that they are living in Florida.
NewFM Congratulates South Dade Residents As Annette Taddeo Pulls Out A Victory In SD40
South Dade – New Florida Members living in Senate District 40 rejoiced Tuesday night, as they celebrated their work in helping to elected Annette Taddeo to the State Senate. Taddeo beat out Republican candidate Jose Felix Diaz 51 percent to 47 percent, with Independent Christian “He-Man” Schlaerth pulling in 2...
Communities Look to Make Emergency Planning More Equitable After Irma
Liberty City activist and NewFM member Valencia Gunder hosts a post-Irma discussion that brings together a diverse group of almost 100 people across Miami Dade County to help generate solutions that prioritize low-income communities in storm and other emergency disaster planning efforts.
Mercado on Facing South Florida: Poor Communities Dealing With Hurricane Irma
NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado talks to CBS4's Jim DeFede on Sunday's Facing South Florida program about this week's County Budget hearings and local goverment's response to Hurricane Irma.
Community to County Commisioners: Post-Irma Response Was Not Good Enough
For almost two hours, speaker after speaker told the assembled group of elected officials, including County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, that government's response was unequal and insufficient. In many areas, grassroots groups like New Florida Majority, Dream Defenfers, FLIC and WeCount were the first people that residents saw in their neighborhoods when the power went out.
Resources in Miami Dade Post-Irma
The following is a list of resources being updated daily by partner organizations that are currently available to communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.
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.