Democracy Now: “We Will Never Concede to Bigotry”: Florida Organizers Sound the Alarm over Voting Discrepancies

NewFM’s Andrea Mercado appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Amendment 4, the recount, and the group’s plans going forward.

NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado was interviewed by Democracy Now‘s Amy Goodman on Nov. 9th, discussing voting problems on Tuesday, including confusion over ballot design, problems with accessing polling sites, and navigating Florida’s voter ID law.

Mercado: Tuesday night was a—it was a hard night. It was a bitter pill to swallow. But, you know, I think, for us, we know that our movements will never concede to hate. We will never concede to homophobia. We will never concede to bigotry. And we will be here insisting that every vote is counted. There were hundreds of volunteers across the state yesterday making sure that people who had cast provisional ballots had done what they needed to do to make sure that their voice was heard. And we’ll continue to see everyone taking to the streets.

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Broward County Organizer

Location: Broward County, FL Employment Type: Full-time Organization Overview: The New Florida Majority is an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of marginalized and excluded constituencies toward an inclusive, equitable, and just Florida. Job Description: NewFM is seeking an experienced Organizer who wants to build and strengthen NewFM’s base in marginalized…

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Palm Beach County Organizer

Location: Palm Beach County, FLEmployment Type: Full-time Organization Overview:The New Florida Majority is an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of marginalized and excluded constituencies toward an inclusive, equitable, and just Florida. Job Description:NewFM is seeking an experienced Organizer who wants to build and strengthen NewFM’s base in marginalized communities in…

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Volunteer Manager

Location: Miami, FloridaEmployment Type: Full-time, Temporary Organization Overview:The New Florida Majority is an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of marginalized and excluded constituencies toward an inclusive, equitable, and just Florida. Job Description:The Volunteer Manager is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising the NewFM volunteer staff for the 2020 election cycle.…

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