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
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
Liberty City Organizer, Jose Gonzalez talks with us on how “Occupy The Park” began and what the community has been able to accomplish so far. Continue Reading
Florida’s legislative session is in full swing and lawmakers will use the next 60 days to determine an annual budget. On opening day, NewFM Political Director, Dwight Bullard gave opening remarks at the Awake The State press conference in Miami and our North Florida Lead Organizer, Devin Coleman gave remarks… Continue Reading
This Women’s History Month NewFM will be highlighting black women #DoingTheWork in our community. Check out our features below. Use the hashtag #DoingTheWork to highlight women that you know making an impact in your community. Click here to financially support our criminal justice and gender justice work. Liberty City native and NewFM… Continue Reading