NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado was quoted in Doug Hanks' June 4th story about Miami-Dade County's decision to have county workers run hurricane shelters instead of the Red Cross.
The ability of our communities to successfully bounce back from disasters like Hurricane Irma depend on our most vulnerable neighbors getting the resources they need to recover.
WLRN covers our presser announcing a series of community resiliency meetings in Miami Dade and Broward Counties.
The community meetings are just one part of a larger statewide initiative dedicated to building better resilience infrastructure within low-income neighborhoods.
Check out this list of planned community meetings in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and join one near you to help create disaster preparedness plans for your community.
New Florida Majority's voter registration efforts now include ensuring that those escaping the devestation of Hurricane Maria know that they have a political voice and a right to vote now that they are living in Florida.
Fill out this survey about your Hurricane Irma experience so that we can improve local government's response to storms and implement plans that better serve neighborhood emergency response needs.
Liberty City activist and NewFM member Valencia Gunder hosts a post-Irma discussion that brings together a diverse group of almost 100 people across Miami Dade County to help generate solutions that prioritize low-income communities in storm and other emergency disaster planning efforts.
NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado talks to CBS4's Jim DeFede on Sunday's Facing South Florida program about this week's County Budget hearings and local goverment's response to Hurricane Irma.
Ariel Zirulnick of the New Tropic writes about how Hurricane Irma should be a wake-up call for all policymakers on the equity of hurricane preparedness plans, especially as it related to "our most vulnerable populations: the elderly and those living at or near the poverty line."