Updates

Momentum for Criminal Justice Reform Grows in Florida

Activist for Criminal Justice Reform, Alice Marie Johnson, joined the first ever ReformHER Symposium in South Florida to expose disparities and injustice for incarcerated women   Miami, FL – A movement seeking dignity for incarcerated women in Florida is picking up steam and gearing up for the legislative session in 2020. The New Florida Majority…

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Hundreds of Residents Served at “I Am We”: Free Community Resource Fair in Jacksonville

The New Florida Majority and partner organizations hosted a Community Resource Fair to provide access to resources and opportunities including free food, haircuts, career services, HIV testing, and legal aid  Nearly 400 Jacksonville residents attended the I Am We: Community Resource Fair at IBEW Union Hall on Saturday, September 14th. The Fair was hosted by the New Florida…

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Community Organizations Ready to Respond After Hurricane Dorian

Community Centers Already Open in Miami-Dade, Broward and Duval Counties. Organizations Call for Volunteers and Donations

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New Florida Majority Endorses Eleazar Melendez for Miami City Commission District One

Eleazar has shown a commitment to keep the people of District 1 and the City of Miami at the forefront of his campaign.

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New Survey: New Florida Majority’s Base Leans Towards Warren, Harris and Sanders for the Democratic Nomination

A majority women and people of color ranked candidates and issues in the organization’s first presidential survey

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SCOTUS Stands Against Discrimination But Supports Gerrymandering

Floridians have much to celebrate after the SCOTUS' decision to deny Trump’s request to add a citizenship question to the census.

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Governor DeSantis Signs Law to Terrorize Immigrant Families

Miami, FL – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law Senate Bill 168, one of the worst anti-immigrant laws in the nation after Arizona’s “show me your papers” law. The following is a statement from Andrea Mercado, Executive Director of the New Florida Majority: “When someone tells you who they are, believe…

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Florida tiene una nueva ley que garantiza la dignidad de las mujeres en prisión

La ley brinda acceso a productos de higiene femenina y aumenta las protecciones para mujeres en las prisiones El viernes 7 de junio, varias semanas después de finalizada la sesión legislativa de la Florida, el gobernador Ron DeSantis finalmente firmó la Ley de Dignidad para las Mujeres en Prisión (HB 49 / SB 332), con…

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Florida Has New Law to Ensure Dignity for Incarcerated Women and Femmes

The law provides feminine hygiene products and increases protections for incarcerated women On Friday June 7th, several weeks after the Florida legislative session ended, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis finally signed into law the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act (HB 49/SB 332), aimed at providing medically necessary products to incarcerated women and femmes, and preventing male…

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Coalition of Formerly Incarcerated Women Demands Accountability After Tammy Jackson’s Case

The Dignity Florida Coalition sends letter to Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Corrections demanding accountability after Tammy Ms. Jackson gave birth to her baby in isolation.

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