former NewFM Director of Development talks about his time at NewFM and being a part of a highly successful and influential start-up non-profit Miami, FL- Until recently, Randy Jackson served as New Florida Majority’s Director of Development. A longtime ally and member of our senior leadership team, Randy has overseen… Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
NewFM denounces President Donald Trump’s announced creation of a “Commission on Election Integrity” on Thursday because it includes leadership that has, more often than not, looked to suppress the voting rights of Americans, especially people of color and low-income communities.
New Florida Majority named veteran organizer and current Campaign Director of the National Domestic Worker Alliance (NDWA), Andrea Mercado, its new Executive Director, effective June 1st. Continue Reading
Andrea Mercado, Washington D.C. Women’s March (Photo: Jill Shenker / National Domestic Workers Alliance)
Andrea Cristina Mercado, is the incoming Executive Director of New Florida Majority. She is a co-founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance where she was the Director of Campaigns for five years, overseeing campaigns that won Domestic Worker Bill of Rights legislation in 7 states, won national overtime protections for 2 million home care workers, and directed the We Belong Together campaign to highlight the impact of immigration policy on women and girls.
The daughter of immigrants from South America, Andrea has been organizing in communities of color and immigrant communities for over a decade. She was the Political Director and Lead Organizer at Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), a grassroots Latina immigrant women’s organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, she lived and worked in Bahia, Brazil with Ipeterras, a sustainable agriculture project organizing against free trade agreements, and as Global Justice Organizer for the Miami Workers Center.
Andrea, a mother of two, resides in South Florida.
Miami native Andrea Cristina Mercado sent this email out to NewFM’s online membership community minutes after being officially named by the the organization’s Board of Director as its new Executive Director. Dear Friends I am thrilled to have been recently named as the new Executive Director of New Florida Majority…. Continue Reading
Founder and outgoing NewFM Executive Director Gihan Perera offered his enthusiastic congratulations to his successor, Andrea Mercado, in an email sent to the organization’s members. Below is the text of that email. I am writing with great excitement, significant relief, and a lot of pride that Andrea Cristina Mercado… Continue Reading
On Friday, May 5, Maria Rodriguez, representing the New Florida Majority’s Board of Directors, announced to the NewFM online membership that they had named Andrea Cristina Mercado as the organiation’s next Executive Director, effective June 1st. Below is the text of that email. Dear Friends and Colleagues, When New… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading