Legislative Updates

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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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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