Legislative Updates

Miamians Call on Leaders to Stand Up to Session & Trump Policies, Not Just Their Hateful Rhetoric

New Florida Majority Executive Director Andrea Mercado released the following statement ahead of Wednesdays visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami. This weekend, a violent act of terrorism by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia resulted in three tragic deaths and over nineteen injuries. Our hearts are with the people who put their bodies on…

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NewFM volunteers help launch Florida Second Chance Campaign in Miami

NewFM volunteers come out to launch the Voter Restoration Second Chance Campaign, hoping to gather enough signatures for a ballot initiative that looks to restore the ability to vote to 1.5 million Florida citizens.

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NewFM Urges Rep. Diaz-Balart to Reject Trump’s Hateful Budget 

New Florida Majority Executive Director Andrea Mercado released the following statement as near 100 people rallied outside the offices of Rep. Mario Diaz Balart to urge his rejection of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.   “As our Members of Congress return home for the traditional August recess, it’s important that the people of Florida let them know not just our opinions…

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Five Things to Tell Miami Commisioners About the Miami Forever Bond

This Thursday, July 27, the City of Miami Commissioners will vote on whether or not to put Mayor Tomas Regalado's proposed Miami Forever Bond on the ballot this November. The community's voice is important to put this measure on the ballot this November and send a strong message to residents, investors and the media that our City is serious about investing in our future.

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Awake The State Jacksonville & Miami

Florida’s legislative session is in full swing and lawmakers will use the next 60 days to determine an annual budget. On opening day, NewFM Political Director, Dwight Bullard gave opening remarks at the Awake The State press conference in Miami and our North Florida Lead Organizer, Devin Coleman gave remarks in Jacksonville where organizations gathered,…

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Update On Florida Political Maps In The News

Many of our members have been asking us to explain what is happening with all the recent news about Florida’s redistricting and emergency sessions to make new maps. The Fair Districts Amendments and court victories have forced the legislature to make new Congressional and State Senate maps. This will make a big impact on the…

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Support The Voting Rights Advancement Act To Stop The War On Voting

  Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (H.B. 2867, S. 1659) Discriminatory Voter ID Laws Would Not Be Treated Differently Than Other Forms of Discrimination In Voting Its Protections Include Coverage Of All Southern States With Ongoing Discrimination: The following states would be immediately covered and have to submit any changes…

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Legislative Update: Week of May 4th — Wrap Up!

Provided by Moné Holder, The New Florida Majority’s Legislative & Policy Director The 2015 regular legislative session was brought to an early end by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 28th due to a budget impasse with the Senate over the expansion of Medicaid. The State constitutes that the Florida Legislature passes a balanced budget…

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Legislative Update: Week of April 27th

Provided by Moné Holder, The New Florida Majority’s Legislative & Policy Director Elections/Voting Rights Online Voter Registration Late Monday, Senator Jeff Clemens’ (D-Palm Beach) SB 228 passed the Senate 34 to 3. The bill, which would require the creation of an online voter registration application, had been placed on the Senate’s special order calendar for April 27.…

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Legislative Updates: Week of April 20th

Provided by Moné Holder, The New Florida Majority’s Legislative & Policy Director Elections/Voting Rights On Wednesday, the Senate Ethics and Elections committee met to hear SB 1360 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Hillsborough). The bill originally required voter registration applications to contain the applicant’s address of legal residence, including an apartment, suite, lot, room, dormitory room number,…

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