Legislative Updates

BREAKING: ‘Tammy Jackson Act’ Unanimously Passes its Second Senate Committee

The bill ensures protections for pregnant incarcerated women and their babies

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BREAKING: ‘Tammy Jackson Act’ for Incarcerated Pregnant Women Passes First Senate Committee

852 ensures protections for pregnant incarcerated individuals in labor in correctional facilities

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Will the 2020 Legislative Session Protect Floridians’ Freedoms or Greedy Corporations

Community Groups Discuss Florida’s Legislative Priorities that Protect Floridian’s Freedoms like Driving Without Fear, Affordable Homes, Dignity for Incarcerated Women and Access to Abortions, among others

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Our Legislative Priorities for 2020

The 2019 legislative session was one of the cruelest our state has seen in over a decade. While we were able to pass important bills including the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, the session attacked Floridians’ freedom to vote, to live without fear if they are immigrants or LGBTQ, to find affordable housing and to…

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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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