Lawsuit Settlement Helps Disabled And Elderly Floridians Re-Apply For Disaster Food Assistance
Officials and community groups settle lawsuit that claimed that long outdoor lines that the state oversaw for food assistance in the aftermath of Irma discriminated against persons with disabilities and the elderly. May 4, 2018 Miami, FL – Over 150,000 Floridians who started, but did not complete, pre-registration for the federal disaster...
NewFM’s Emancipation Week Highlights the Modern Fight for Black Freedom in Florida
Online and offline events the week of May 14 – May 20, including Jacksonville march against Confederate symbols, mark 153rd Anniversary of the Civil War Emancipation of African Americans in the Sunshine State. Miami, FL – The fight to remove Confederate symbols and the restoration of voting rights are just some...
Beyond the March: A Youth-Led Town Hall on Gun Violence
On Tuesday, May 8th, black students from across Miami-Dade County hosted, “Beyond the March,” a youth-led town hall on violence at Little Haiti Cultural Center to discuss the violence that they face daily and ways to implement solutions. A packed room filled with students, parents, law enforcement and elected officials...
Guest Blog: “Should I fight for his life?”
Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. It’s time we join together to say: Black mamas deserve to survive pregnancy and childbirth.
NewFM & Partners Host Broward Community Conversation and Legislative Debrief
A crowd of more than two dozen community leaders packed ArtServe co-working and education space in Ft. Lauderdale last week to brainstorm ways that they can come together to hold elected officials accountable around the issues that impact their respective communities. The April 25th Broward conversation was organized New Florida Majority (NewFM)...
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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.
The New Florida Majority is an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of marginalized and excluded constituencies toward an inclusive, equitable, and just Florida.
We believe in a participatory democracy where people can be their whole selves. We train grassroots citizens to be leaders, mobilize communities to vote, educate the public to share our values, and inspire Floridians to take action toward their dreams. We organize people, ideas, and resources to build a powerful new vision for Florida’s new majority.
A cornerstone of our beliefs is defending and expanding the voting rights of all citizens, including those who are new to the country, raising children on their own, struggling to make a living, or returning from incarceration. We believe that a strong democracy for all makes a better Florida for everyone.