Miami, Fl – The New Florida Majority (NewFM), a c4 racial justice organization dedicated to expanding democracy and restoring justice, announced this week that it was endorsing Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo for full term in District 40.
Taddeo won a special election last fall over Republican candidate Jose Felix Diaz to fill the seat of disgraced State Senator Frank Artiles, Artiles resigned last April after the initial news of racist and sexist comments about African American colleagues opened up a history additional homophobic and harassing behavior.
“From Day 1, Senator Taddeo has been a vocal champion of the needs of her district in Tallahassee. She has been on the right side of working for affordable housing, a livable wage and educational access for all children,” said NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado. “She has been the inclusion leader her community has tasked her to be and has not been silent on the matters that are important to them.”
“The Florida New Majority is a staunch defender of a democratic system of government that works for everyone in our community,” said an honored Sen. Taddeo. “Their brand of advocacy for historically marginalized and disengaged communities is exactly in-line with the work that I’ve been proud to champion in the Florida Senate.”
NewFM endorsed Sen. Taddeo last fall, with dozens of volunteers mobilizing voters to go to the polls weeks after Hurricane Irma hit the South Dade-based district. Taddeo credited those efforts for making a difference in that special election and was honored to receive the organization’s support once again.
Added Taddeo, “The path towards true equality and justice is long, but I know that with partners like New Florida Majority, we will continue to make strides in ensuring a free and fair society for all. “