In an exclusive with ELLE.com, She the People shares the women in politics you’ll need to know next year.
Our Executive Director, Andrea Mercado, was selected to be part of a list of powerful and inspiring women of color who are ready to transform the country in 2020.
MIAMI, FLORIDA — NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY
Andrea wants to create the kind of democracy where everyone is valued and belongs. As the executive director of Nueva mayoría de la Florida, Andrea works to engage historically marginalized communities and expand their participation in politics. But the work is about more than candidates and voting—their mission is to bring justice and equity to all and “create institutions where we all have a voice and an opportunity to advance the things we believe in.”
In 2018, New Florida Majority worked with other groups in the state to pass Amendment 4, which restored the voting rights of over 1.4 million people with felony convictions. They plan to register 100,000 voters by the 2020 election and engage in races from the presidential to state, county, and city commission levels. At their recent People’s Assembly, their members voted to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president.
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