It seems like not a day goes by without seeing the immediate life and death consequences of our society’s anti-black attitude. Whether you are talking about the recent acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the Philando Castile case, or the recent shooting of Seattle mother Charleena Lyles, the dangerous message that… Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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.