Our Team

We are New Florida Majority.

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 Simmons

CHIEF OF STAFF


Moné Holder

SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR – POLICY, ADVOCACY & RESEARCH


Cheryl R. Waide

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR


Natalia Jaramillo

DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR


Destanie Morman

PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER


Lelia Fore

DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER


Michael Ingram

DATA MANAGER


Elizabeth Caskey Marquetti

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER


Jade Foster

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST


Irene Valdez

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT


Shawn Duncan

OFFICE MANAGER


Shayne Gutzmore

PROGRAM ASSISTANT


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.


Steve Luis

FINANCE / OPERATIONS DIRECTOR


Melanie McRae

ELECTORAL FIELD DIRECTOR


May Rodriguez

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR


Nathalie Domond

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


Valencia “Vee” Gunder

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR


Nubian Roberts

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM ORGANIZER


Debora Carter

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM ORGANIZER


Ysabella Osses

GENDER JUSTICE ORGANIZER


Teresa Guzman Pagan

SENIOR VOTER REGISTRATION MANAGER


Daniel Garcia

STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION MANAGER


Mwai Osahar

STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION EVENTS MANAGER


Serena Perez

STATEWIDE ORGANIZING DIRECTOR


Michael Todd

NORTH FLORIDA LEAD ORGANIZER


Bertisha Combs

SOUTH FLORIDA LEAD ORGANIZER


Joanne Pérodin

CLIMATE JUSTICE PROGRAM MANAGER


Monalisa Weber

CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZER


Steven Jones

CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZER


MacKenzie Marcelin

CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZER


Christian Gonzalez-Orbegoso

NORTH FLORIDA ORGANIZER


Carlos Naranjo

BROWARD COUNTY DEMOCRACY ORGANIZER


Gina Romero

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ORGANIZER


Anne Pierre

PALM BEACH COUNTY ORGANIZER


Michael Morris

BROWARD COUNTY ORGANIZER


Patricia Fleurinord

PALM BEACH COUNTY ORGANIZER


Updates

POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT

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In the Community

We told Governor DeSantis, Florida needs #ReliefNotReopen

As Florida reaches record numbers of new Coronavirus cases, on July 1st thousands of Floridians could lose their homes while hundreds of thousands still wait for unemployment checks

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In the News

Renters & Homeowners Demand Statewide Rent & Mortgage Relief Before Moratorium Expires

On Thursday, June 25th, housing advocates from across Florida will come together less than a week before rent payments and mortgage payments are due to demand Governor Ron DeSantis act boldly to protect Floridians impacted by COVID-19 before mass evictions and foreclosures take place.

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Criminal Justice

BREAKING: Florida Has New Law to Ensure Dignity for Pregnant Incarcerated Women and their Babies

The Tammy Jackson Act ensures pregnant women are treated with respect, humanity and dignity

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In the News

#DeSantisFailedFlorida Trends on Twitter, Trump Ally Under Fire as President’s Poll Numbers Tank

The governor has repeatedly declined to take responsibility for the sharp rise in infection rates by leaning on racism to deflect blame towards migrant workers in the state.

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Climate

Climate Power 2020 Announces Florida Co-Chairs

Climate Power 2020 announced its Florida Co-Chairs, a coalition of state leaders and activists who reflect the diverse, grassroots movement needed to ensure 2020 is a defining moment for how our nation addresses the climate crisis.

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In the Community

New Florida Majority Releases Statement on Unknown Whereabouts of Governor Ron DeSantis

Earlier today, New Florida Majority released the following statement from their Executive Director, Andrea Mercado, regarding the currently unknown whereabouts of Gov. Ron DeSantis

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In the News

New Florida Majority Releases Statement on Unknown Whereabouts of Governor Ron DeSantis

"Florida needs to have an honest conversation surrounding the systemic racism that permeates our criminal justice system and work to implement solutions to this issue, but you’re going to have to come out of hiding first."

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Press Releases
New Florida Majority Leaders Stand in Solidarity with Florida Protests for Black Lives

New Florida Majority Leaders Stand in Solidarity with Florida Protests for Black Lives

The New Florida Majority stands in solidarity with communities around the country that are challenging generations of indignity, marginalization, and corrupt and racist power structures.

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Press Releases

FUNERAL PROCESSIONS IN FLORIDA: WE NEED #RELIEFNOTREOPEN

On Wednesday, May 27th, community members and leaders of grassroots organizations will lead funeral processions and direct actions all over Florida to honor the lives lost to COVID-19, and to hold Governor DeSantis and Trump accountable for their inaction and recklessness. Community members will demand Governor DeSantis to act immediately by expediting and expanding unemployment benefits for Floridians in need as our state faces one of the worst unemployment crises of our time, and rent relief for families who are at risk of being evicted after the Moratorium on Evictions is lifted on June 2nd.

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Press Releases

Floridians Deserve the Truth and Relief

Community organizations call on the Florida Legislature to investigate Governor DeSantis’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Press Releases

New Florida Majority Executive Director Releases Statement Slamming Gov. Desantis for Comments on Florida Unemployment

"It takes a special kind of arrogance to deny thousands upon thousands of people access to support they need during a global pandemic and then turn around and blame them for your own failures. But it turns out Gov. DeSantis is just that special kind of arrogant."

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