Legislative Updates

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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Corcoran’s Proposal Out of Step with Miami-Dade Voters

House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s proposal to end Florida’s system of partial public financing of statewide elections flies in the face of recent voter activism on the issue.

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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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