Lobbyists Pop Champagne, We Get Organized

The last update we gave was about Judge Thomas’ resounding court decision to put campaign finance on the November 8th ballot. It was a major victory that never came to fruition. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners appealed the ruling, and a major lobbyist joined in the legal fight. The… Continue Reading

Looking Back at PowerShift 2016

This weekend, New Florida Majority sponsored 30 community members to join young climate and social justice leaders in Orlando for Power Shift 2016 – South East, three days of workshops, trainings, speakers, and movement-building surrounding climate justice issues. The conference featured a mini-film festival, a rally calling for economic and… Continue Reading

Day 1: #PowerShiftSE

New Florida Majority sponsored 30 community members to join young climate and social justice leaders in Orlando this weekend for Power Shift 2016 – South East, three days of workshops, trainings, speakers and movement-building surrounding climate justice issues. Day 1 of the conference featured a mini-film festival, an engaging panel… Continue Reading

Victory for Voters: Accountable Miami-Dade initiative to be placed on November ballot

Judge orders Miami-Dade County to put campaign finance initiative on Nov. 2016 ballot MIAMI — New Florida Majority Executive Director Gihan Perera released the following statement following a ruling by Miami-Dade County Judge William Thomas today ordering An Accountable Miami-Dade’s citizen-led initiative on the ballot this November. “The real winners of today are… Continue Reading

Judge Slams Miami-Dade Commission for Killing Campaign Finance Bill, Puts Initiative on November Ballot

(via Miami New Times, Jerry Iannelli) Less than 48 hours ago, nine Miami-Dade County commissioners hemmed and hawed over a citizen-backed initiative that would have cut campaign donations to just $250 per person and banned people who get huge checks from the county from donating. Those same commissioners decided Wednesday… Continue Reading

A Femme Agenda, By Us and For Us

Femme Agenda, South Florida’s first Women & Femme Economic Congress, will convene here in Miami at Florida Memorial University on October 1st. NewFM is proud to partner with the Miami Workers Center in their mission to bring women and femme-identified South Floridians from all ethnicities, sectors, races, generations and causes… Continue Reading