Coalition calls for Florida voting changes, federal investigation | Palm Beach Post

Nov 12, 2012 — A coalition of unions, civil rights groups and left-leaning organizations is demanding a rewrite of Florida’s election laws and is seeking a federal inquiry into long lines during early voting and on Election Day. “Now marks 12 years of Florida being a voting disaster area,” said… Continue Reading

Voting rights groups to Scott: We need to fix that — or else | Miami Herald

Nov 12, 2012 — If Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican controlled-Legislature thought voting rights groups would vanish after Election Day, they were wrong. Representatives from the Florida New Majority, Advancement Project, Florida Immigrant Coalition, the AFL-CIO and some Democratic lawmakers announced Monday during a teleconference with reporters that they… Continue Reading

With tight presidential race down to the wire, ground-gamers prod potential voters | Palm Beach Post

Nov 01, 2012 — TALLAHASSEE — A frenzy of phone calls, social media posts and house-to-house door-knocking is consuming the presidential race’s final days, as the data-rich campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney lock into a desperate fight to push voters to the polls in swing state Florida. The… Continue Reading

We Brought It

April 11, 2011 — Last Thursday, hundreds of people from across Florida converged on the capitol to challenge state leaders to ask: “Where are the jobs?” Ever since taking office on the promise of creating jobs, Gov. Rick Scott has attacked working and middle class Floridians by cutting jobs and… Continue Reading

Benefits to end for 107,500 Floridians, group says

Dec 03, 2010 — Gihan Perera, Executive Director of Florida New Majority, was featured in a Miami Herald article today about unemployment in Florida. Over 100,000 unemployed Floridians will run out of their benefits this week with no opportunity to reinstate them unless Congress approves of more federal extensions. As… Continue Reading

Group gets out the vote around immigration and unemployment

Nov 02, 2010 — Throughout this Election cycle, it wasn’t uncommon for many non-profits to rely on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets to “get out the vote.” But some groups still went about it the old-fashioned way. WLRN-Miami-Herald reporter Christine DiMattei takes a closer look.   Continue Reading