Legislative Updates

Manny Diaz and José Oliva Came For Our Families

Florida Advocates Release Ad Holding Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. and Rep. José Oliva Accountable for Legislative Session

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NewFM Responds to Gov. Scott’s Signing of New Gun Bill

Safety isn’t secured by law enforcement alone, but by creating an environment where all community residents, young and old, can learn and reach their full potential without the threat of force.

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NewFM members celebrate Voting Restoration Amendment certification

NewFM staff and members credited volunteers for their tireless dedication to reach out to everyone from neighbors to strangers for signatures.

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Voting Restoration Amendment Qualifies for November Ballot

With the help of a committed grassroots effort, Floridians across the Sunshine State signed and submitted more than 1.1 million petitions and put the Second Chances Voting Restoration Amendment on the November ballot.

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Occupy The Park Update: Community Secures Historic Preservation for Morningside Park

NewFM: "This victory will ensure that the park's integrity, ambiance, and accessibility will be preserved in the years to come."

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USDA approves phone interviews for D-SNAP applicants for elderly and those with special needs

Community pressure and a class action lawsuit filed by a number of organizations, including New Florida Majority, has led the USDA to allow Florida officials to administer telephone interviews for individuals with disabilities who are seeking post-Hurricane Irma disaster relief.

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Jacksonville Organizations Push For Signatures Deadline for Voting Restoration Ballot Initiative Draws Near

On Saturday, November 11th, volunteers canvassed Jacksonville neighborhoods, committed to gathering enough petitions that would give voters next year an opportunity to restore voting rights to the state's more than 1.6 million felons who have completed their sentences. 

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Faith Breakfast Launches Weekend Community Effort To Collect Petitions For Voting Restoration Ballot Measure

The Restoring Hope: Faith Breakfast helps launch a month-long initiative to energize the Jacksonville faith community around the Say Yes to Second Chanves campaign, an effort that seeks to change the state constitution to automatically restore the right to vote to those who have paid their debt to society.

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Little Havana Residents Celebrate Early Voting

One attendee said, "Life can be so busy at times but efforts like this--events that reaches into the community and lets people know what they might be missing--are really important. I can't wait to see what you'll do next."

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Groups Demand County to Do More To Protect Vulnerable Communities in Budget

Grassroots leaders who have worked in low-income and other vulnerable communities before and through Hurricane Irma have one message to those overseeing on this year’s County Budget Hearings: You must do more.

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