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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Leading Racial Justice Organizations Detail Major Challenges Facing Voters of Color Ahead of 2020 Elections

Voting Rights Advocates Work to Combat Barriers Affecting Black and Brown Communities Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, a coalition of national and statewide organizations decried significant barrier to the ballot still facing Black and Brown voters as voter registration deadlines loom ahead of the fall 2020 election. Organizations including New Florida Majority, Advancement Project National Office, New Virginia Majority and New…

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New Florida Majority Statement on Trump 2016 Campaign Using Stolen Personal Data to Suppress the Votes of 3.5 Million Black Americans

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Earlier today, the New Florida Majority released a statement from their Senior Program Director for Policy, Advocacy and Research, Moné Holder, regarding a recent report from British investigative journalists at Channel 4 News that found the Trump 2016 campaign used stolen Facebook data to suppress the votes of 3.5 million Black Americans:…

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Location: Jacksonville, Florida    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: The Program Assistant will provide a wide range of administrative and support services to the Senior Program…

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New Florida Majority Endorses the Biden-Harris Ticket for President and Vice-President Ahead of General Election

New Florida Majority Also Endorses Eight Local Progressive Leaders to Fight for Black and Brown Communities Miami, FL — Today, New Florida Majority (NewFM), a 501(c)(4) racial justice organization dedicated to expanding democracy and restoring justice, enthusiastically endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket for President and Vice-President, and announced support of a group of eight progressive candidates…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposed Bill to Sow Chaos and Weaken the First Amendment

Miami, FL — Earlier today, Andrea Mercado, the Executive Director of the New Florida Majority, one of the largest political organizing groups in the state of Florida, released the following statement regarding proposed legislation from Gov. DeSantis that would throttle the First Amendment and effectively legalize violence against protesters: Let me be clear: Gov. DeSantis is proposing legislation that would…

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New Florida Majority Statement on Senator Kamala Harris Named as Joe Biden’s VP Pick

New Florida Majority released the following statement from their Executive Director Andrea Mercado, regarding Senator Kamala Harris being named as Joe Biden’s running mate:

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New Florida Majority Endorses Three More Progressive Leaders Ahead of 2020 Primary Elections

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New Florida Majority Statement on Trump Administration’s Attempt to Undercount Communities in the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its critical door-knocking efforts one month early, on September 30, sparking concerns that the White House is pressuring the bureau to wrap up counting.

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New Florida Majority Statement on Donald Trump’s Abrupt Cancellation of GOP Convention in Jacksonville

Earlier today, New Florida Majority, one of the largest racial justice and political action organizations in the state, released the following statement from their Senior Director for Policy, Advocacy and Research, Moné Holder, regarding Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that they will no longer hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville: The president’s abrupt announcement last night that he…

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Trump’s Latest Attack on Immigrants

Earlier today, New Florida Majority released the following statement from Moné Holder, their Senior Director for Policy, Advocacy and Research, regarding the anticipated release of a presidential executive order to exclude undocumented Americans from the U.S. Census:   Trump’s anticipated executive order banning undocumented Americans from being counted in the U.S. Census is yet another example of…

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