Inside the Archives: “Where the Rubber Meets the Road is where Movements are Built”

former NewFM Director of Development talks about his time at NewFM and being a part of a highly successful and influential start-up non-profit Miami, FL- Until recently, Randy Jackson served as New Florida Majority’s Director of Development. A longtime ally and member of our senior leadership team, Randy has overseen… Continue Reading

Andrea Cristina Mercado

Andrea Mercado, Washington D.C. Women’s March (Photo: Jill Shenker / National Domestic Workers Alliance)

Andrea Cristina Mercado, is the incoming Executive Director of New Florida Majority. She is a co-founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance where she was the Director of Campaigns for five years, overseeing campaigns that won Domestic Worker Bill of Rights legislation in 7 states, won national overtime protections for 2 million home care workers, and directed the We Belong Together campaign to highlight the impact of immigration policy on women and girls.

The daughter of immigrants from South America, Andrea has been organizing in communities of color and immigrant communities for over a decade. 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. Previously, she lived and worked in Bahia, Brazil with Ipeterras, a sustainable agriculture project organizing against free trade agreements, and as Global Justice Organizer for the Miami Workers Center.

Andrea, a mother of two, resides in South Florida.

Andrea Mercado: Glad to be Coming Back Home

Miami native Andrea Cristina Mercado sent this email out to NewFM’s online membership community minutes after being officially named by the the organization’s Board of Director as its new Executive Director.  Dear Friends   I am thrilled to have been recently named as the new Executive Director of New Florida Majority…. Continue Reading

Roots, Power, Love to Lead NewFM

Founder and outgoing NewFM Executive Director Gihan Perera offered his enthusiastic congratulations to his successor, Andrea Mercado, in an email sent to the organization’s members.  Below is the text of that email.    I am writing with great excitement, significant relief, and a lot of pride that Andrea Cristina Mercado… Continue Reading