Our Team

Andrea Cristina Mercado

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Andrea Cristina Mercado is the Executive Director of New Florida Majority and the New Florida Majority Education Fund. The daughter of immigrants from South America, who made South Florida home, Andrea has been organizing in communities of color and immigrant communities for over a decade. 

Andrea is one of the co-founders of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and led the California Domestic Worker Coalition, a statewide effort to include domestic workers in labor laws, which successfully passed Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Legislation in 2013. While she was Director of Campaigns at NDWA seven states passed similar legislation. She went on to lead nationally recognized campaigns for immigrant and worker rights such as We Belong Together, and the 100 women 100 mile pilgrimage for migrant dignity. She was the Political Director and Lead Organizer at Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), a grassroots Latina immigrant women’s organization in the San Francisco Bay Area for eight years, organizing around domestic violence, immigrant rights and economic justice. 

Previously, she lived and worked in Bahia, Brazil with IPETERRAS, a sustainable agriculture and farmworker rights project. Andrea is raising her daughters in South Florida and fighting for their future.


Victricia Chandler

CHIEF OF STAFF


Monè Holder

SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR


Danielle Goodman

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR


Serena Perez

STATEWIDE ORGANIZING DIRECTOR


Mwai Osahar

VOTER REGISTRATION EVENTS MANAGER


Cheryl R. Waide

DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR


Dwight Bullard

POLITICAL DIRECTOR

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State Senator Dwight M. Bullard hails from an esteemed educator, community activist and legislator family. His mother, Larcenia J. Bullard, has served in both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. His father, Edward B. Bullard, was also a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2008. 

From 2000 to 2017, Sen. Bullard was a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School; in 2008, he was sworn into office as representative of District 118 and was reelected subsequently. In 2012 Senator Bullard was elected to the Florida Senate, where he served as Vice Chair of the Transportation and Agriculture committees, as well as maintaining membership on Education and several other committees. He retains membership in the Democrats of South Dade Club, the Ron Brown Democratic Caucus, 100 Black Men of South Florida, as well as the J. L. King Prince Hall Masonic Lodge and the Richmond-Perrine Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. 

In 2017 Bullard was hired as the Political Director of the New Florida Majority. In this capacity he works to bring political education and awareness to underserved and often marginalized communities. His work now, much like his previous roles, looks to uplift people in a way that makes them the masters of their own destiny.


Jackie Jahosky

DATA DIRECTOR


Chelsea Jones

DATA/SYSTEMS COORDINATOR


Steve Luis

FINANCE / OPERATIONS MANAGER


Milly Diaz

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT


Valencia “Vee” Gunder

COALITION ORGANIZER


Asa Shaw

SOUTH FLORIDA LEAD ORGANIZER

Nancy Metayer

CLIMATE PROGRAM MANAGER


Daniel Garcia

STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION COORDINATOR


Carlos Naranjor

DEMOCRACY ORGANIZER, BROWARD COUNTY


Michael Todd

NORTH FLORIDA ORGANIZER


Steven Jones

CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZER


Monalisa Weber

CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZER


Paola Montenego

GENDER JUSTICE ORGANIZER

Updates

After the Midterms, Floridians Vow to Protect Their Communities, Push for 21st Century Voting Rights Act

Groups held rallies in seven counties across the state pledging to fight for a Florida for All. Continue >
Action Alerts
#WeDoNotConcede to Hate: Momentum Set Off in the Midterms Will Continue Until We Have a Florida for All

#WeDoNotConcede to Hate: Momentum Set Off in the Midterms Will Continue Until We Have a Florida for All

The people of color and progressive coalition that came together in this election have felt our power and seen our possibility, and we won’t stop until we have a state that works for all of us.

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Democracy
NewFM Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Extend Voter Registration

NewFM Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Extend Voter Registration

Hurricane Michael could prevent countless voters from registering to vote. This is a fundamental right and we must ensure that all Floridians can participate.

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Election 2018

NewFM Endorses Sean Shaw for Florida Attorney General and Emma Collum in HD 93

The AG's office serves as the state's defense in protecting the rights of everyday Floridians. In Sean Shaw, we have someone who will take that seriously.

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Election 2018
NewFM Readies General Election Push

NewFM Readies General Election Push

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.

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Democracy
Big Win for Democracy,  As Miami Dade County Adds Early Voting Site at FIU

Big Win for Democracy, As Miami Dade County Adds Early Voting Site at FIU

NewFM: Expanding voting to college campuses like FIU is a major victory, and will help bring more voices into our political system.

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Democracy
Gillum — and the Voters He Inspired — Make History

Gillum — and the Voters He Inspired — Make History

NewFM: Expanding voting to college campuses like FIU is a major victory, and will help bring more voices into our political system.

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Press Releases
NewFM: Jax Shooting Tragedy Demands Actions – From Leaders & at the Polls

NewFM: Jax Shooting Tragedy Demands Actions – From Leaders & at the Polls

It's past time to give victims and their families more than just heartfelt condolences. They deserve action. And we can start with the 2018 primary elections.

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Press Releases
NewFM: Private Prison Group Deserves Every Bit of Criticism

NewFM: Private Prison Group Deserves Every Bit of Criticism

If the GEO Group can’t take having their efforts in full display for the public to judge, perhaps they should review what it means to operate in a democracy.

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Election 2018
NewFM Jax: The Will of the People Is the Most Important Issue At Stake In District 10

NewFM Jax: The Will of the People Is the Most Important Issue At Stake In District 10

Governor Rick Scott’s appointment of Terrence Freeman undermines efforts at creating an inclusive political system, and suppresses the will of the people.

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Hurricanes
South Florida Residents Gather This Saturday to Create Neighborhood-based Disaster Action Plans

South Florida Residents Gather This Saturday to Create Neighborhood-based Disaster Action Plans

The “2018 Serious Games" will use simulations and workshops to explore what communities can do to be more prepared for future extreme weather events.

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Election 2018

Livestream Video: NewFM Members Endorse Andrew Gillum for Governor

Watch our presser to learn why NewFM is putting their support behind Andrew Gillum in 2018.

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