NewFM members taking part in the 13th annual Florida Immigrant Coalition Membership Congress come back inspired and energized. Continue Reading
Participation in Give Miami Day is a direct reflection of who we are and what we should be about. It sends a timely message to private and public sector funding sources about the kind of city and state that people want to see created and supported. Continue Reading
On November 7th, 2017, the City of Miami will elect a new mayor and three new city commissioners. During the early voting period (October 28th-November 5th), New Florida Majority will host parties in Little Havana, Liberty City and Little Haiti, urging residents to vote early and participate in electing their… Continue Reading
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… 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
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