Dania Beach Residents Look to Question FPL at Tuesday Commission Meeting
Little Outreach Done to Inform Public About Latest Twist Around Proposed Fracked Gas Plant Proposal Officials ignore calls for a community meeting & add items at the last minute with very little public outreach March 12 – With barely a whisper and without much public outreach, Dania Beach City officials...
NewFM Responds to Gov. Scott’s Signing of New Gun Bill
New Florida Majority Executive Director Andrea Mercado released the following statement on Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of Senate Bill 7026. “Gov. Rick Scott had an opportunity to be a responsible leader on addressing school violence. He failed. In allowing more personnel to be armed in schools, Gov. Scott and...
NewFM volunteers make their presence felt in Tallahassee
Nearly 50 New Florida Majority staff and volunteers from Miami and Jacksonville descended on Tallahassee last week to advocate for laws that would decriminalize communities, and provide sufficient beyond law enforcement and gun control. Volunteers bused up Tuesday after work and woke up early Wednesday morning to briefings by Karen...
PSC Decision on Dania Beach Plant Ignores the Will of the People
The New Florida Majority released the following statement upon hearing that the state’s Public Service Commission had approved Florida Power & Lights’ latest plans for a fracked gas-powered plant in Dania Beach: We are disappointed with the Public Service Commission’s decision to approve the FPL’s expansion of its current...
From Birmingham to Broward; Black Women Rise Up!
On Sunday, February 25th, NewFM climate justice organizer Nancy Metayer joined a Black History Month panel discussion hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Cultural Community Center in Hallandale Beach. The BHM event, “From Birmingham to Broward; Black Women Rise Up!” centered the stories of black women community leaders and the role...
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Voting Restoration Amendment Qualifies for November Ballot
The Second Chances Voting Restoration Amendment has been put on the November 2018 ballot, thanks in large part to the help of Floridians across the Sunshine State who signed and submitted 1.1 million petitions supporting the measure.
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