Florida Advocates Release Ad Holding Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. and Rep. José Oliva Accountable for Legislative Session
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.
NewFM staff and members credited volunteers for their tireless dedication to reach out to everyone from neighbors to strangers for signatures.
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.
NewFM: "This victory will ensure that the park's integrity, ambiance, and accessibility will be preserved in the years to come."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.