NewFM Readies General Election Push
Stakes Are High: New Florida Majority Prepares to Mobilize 500,000 Florida Voters In Election for Florida’s Future
Black, Latino, and White Progressive Voters Who Made History in Democratic Primary Are Ready to #BringItHome with Andrew Gillum in November
Miami – In Florida’s Democratic Primary, the New Florida Majority (NewFM) ran one of the largest field programs for Andrew Gillum. They knocked 50,000 doors, sent 200,000 texts, commissioned two murals, and held dozens of events to activate otherwise ignored voters and expand the electorate to make history by electing the Tallahassee mayor to be an unapologetic progressive candidate and the first Black Gubernatorial nominee in the state.
In the general election, New Florida Majority is redoubling its efforts alongside the Win Justice coalition to reach over half a million Florida voters to support Andrew Gillum and turn out voters to pass Amendment 4 and restore the ability to vote to more than one million Floridians.
Andrea Cristina Mercado, Executive Director of New Florida Majority says, “We have the numbers in Florida and, with Gillum, we finally have the candidate. He’s giving a reason to vote to anyone who wants someone who will someone who will stand up to Trump and build an economy that offers good jobs, end to stand your ground, and plan for climate change.”
“Voters who have sat out elections in the past recognize that the stakes are too high given the hate group affiliations, corporate ties, and Trump mimicry of the GOP candidate,” explains Dwight Bullard, political director for New Florida Majority.
In the last eight weeks before the election, New Florida Majority and its New Vision PAC will be participating in a historic outreach effort to end 20 years of conservative rule in the state. With previous elections lost by 1% or 66,000 votes, victory will be determined by the new and ignored voters who cast their ballots this year.
Those who missed the chance to vote in the primary still have until October 9th to register and can do so here.
Additional events can be found at http://newfm.win/getinvolved. Volunteers can sign-up at the site or by texting “Andrew” to 90975.
Upcoming Events in South Florida include:
Saturday, September 29
Liberty City Canvas (Miami)
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
IKrave, 4799 NW 7th Ave Ste A, Miami, FL 33127
Tamales and Gillum Community Canvassing (Ft. Lauderdale)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hollywood Hub, 2723 Washington St, Hollywood, FL 33020
Film Screening & Discussion: Being Blacker
Part of the Third Horizon Film Festival
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM EDT
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St, Miami, Florida 33127
Monday, October 1st
Bring Your Own Ballot (BYOB) Town Hall
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, Florida 33137
Phone Banking for Amendment 4 (Fort Lauderdale)
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Midtown Commerce Center
1033 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311