June 3 – New Florida Majority Executive Director Andrea Mercado is profiled in the June 2018 issue of Indulge magazine. She talks about why she came back to South Florida to take the reins of New Florida Majority and how the organization is fighting for equity and justice, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
…After the 2016 election, Mercado was appalled at how many people failed to vote. As head of The New Florida Majority, one of her goals is to get more minorities to the polls. Through neighborhood canvassing, the organization expects to register 30,000 potential new voters this year.
“If Latinos and black people registered to vote at the same rates as their white counterparts, it would mean an additional 300,000 votes in Florida,” she said. “It’s about expanding democracy and racial equity.”