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Miami Herald: After shelter chaos during Irma, Miami-Dade replacing Red Cross with county workers

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.

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Indulge Magazine: She Came Back To South Florida To Level The Playing Field And Give A Voice To The Voiceless

NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado speaks to Indulge Magazine about why she came back to South Florida to take the reins of New Florida Majority and how the organization is fighting for equity and justice, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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USA Today: Bill Nelson says he’s not fazed by Rick Scott’s campaign. Some Democrats say he should be

Our Political Director Dwight Bullard is quoted in USA Today's piece about Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election race against presumptive Republican nominee and current Governor, Rick Scott.

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WRLN: Community Groups Begin Work On Hurricane Plans…

WLRN covers our presser announcing a series of community resiliency meetings in Miami Dade and Broward Counties.

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Mercado on Facing South Florida: Poor Communities Dealing With Hurricane Irma

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.

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The New Tropic: When are we really going to talk about 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."

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USA Today: Frustrations boil over in Miami following Hurricane Irma

Alan Gomez of USA Today files a report from Tuesday’s Miami-Dade County budget meetings. writing how local residents are growing increasingly frustrated that “government and power officials haven’t yet gotten the region completely up and running.”  “In the days after the storm, families went hungry, elders suffered from the heat, people with diabetes were desperately asking for…

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MIami Herald: We got through Irma. And now the King tides are coming.

The Miami Herald on how researchers and volunteers, including members of the NewFM staff, are collecting data on the chemical make-up of waters affected by the area's King tides.

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No Taxation Without Representation

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 constitutional amendments on the 2018…

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A Big Step Towards Justice in the Charles Kinsey case

Community residents and groups, including members of New Florida Majority, were pleased last week, when Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced that she would be charging North Miami Police officer Jonathan Alleda in the shooting of unarmed behavior therapist, Charles Kinsey.

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