Privacy Policy

The New Florida Majority places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate the New Florida Majority’s firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the New Florida Majority’s… Continue Reading

FREE Summer Feeding Program in Liberty City

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 Cristina Mercado

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.

Andrea Mercado: Glad to be Coming Back Home

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

Roots, Power, Love to Lead NewFM

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

#DoingTheWork Campaign

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