CBS: Florida Restores Voting Rights To 1.4 Million Citizens

CBS’s coverage of Amendment 4 heavily featured a NewFM press conference and quotes from multiple NewFM staff.

NewFM’s Nov. 7th press conference was the centerpiece of CBS Miami’s coverage of the passage of Amendment 4, featuring quotes from Executive Director Andrea Mercado and Coalition Organizer Valencia Gunder.

Valencia Gunder, the coalition organizer with New Florida Majority said, “Yesterday when we were canvassing, people were saying, ‘we can’t vote, we can’t vote,’ so I said to them in a few hours that’s going to change.


Andrea Mercado, executive director of New Florida Majority said, “We knocked on over 1.5 million doors, we texted and phone called millions of people across the state of Florida.”


“Not everybody served time, not everybody went to prison,” Gunder added. “This is going to bring more progressive people to the forefront and get them to the polls and that’ going to change the way we make decisions for or community.”

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