NAACP hosting Moral Monday

he NAACP Florida State Conference in partnership with numerous other organizations is launching the Florida Moral Majority social-justice campaign. It will be held at 10 a.m. Monday outside the Capitol. The campaign will call on Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers to protect the rights of all Floridians by expanding Medicaid, protecting voting… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Lets Down Florida Voters

June 25, 2013 – The High Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder a step back in the fight for free, fair and accessible elections in the Sunshine State Miami, Fl  – Florida New Majority Executive Director Gihan Perera released the following statement Tuesday after the Supreme Court decision in Shelby… Continue Reading

Omnibus Bill Stops Short of Real Electoral Reform

April 24, 2013 – The Florida Senate voted Wednsday in favor of an election reform omnibus bill, SB600HB1713. Before the vote, Sen. Jack Latvala removed a harmful amendment that would have created new restrictions to voter assistance at the polls. Among other provisions, the final measure includes only partial reinstatement… Continue Reading

Advocates Stand Up Against Effort to Limit Voter Assistance

April 16, 2013 – Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations, Legal Groups & Immigrant Justice Advocates Oppose Elections Bill Amendment That Would Create Barriers for Voters who are Elderly, Disabled, Unable to Read or Write, or Do Not Speak English (Tallahassee, FL) – A broad coalition of groups from the civil rights,… Continue Reading

Elected & Grassroots Leaders: Election Reform Omnibus Bills Are Not Enough

March 21, 2013 – Coalition of state leaders call for new measures to fix Florida’s broken election system, affirm support for enshrining the right to vote into state law (Tallahassee) – Florida State Sen. Oscar Braynon, Rep. Joe Saunders, Rep. Alan Williams, Florida New Majority, Advancement Project and grassroots activists… Continue Reading

House Omnibus Bill Only A Band-Aid For Florida’s Broken Election System

March 05, 2013 – A Statement from Florida New Majority and the Advancement Project The Florida House voted today in favor of an election reform omnibus bill. The measure allows supervisors of elections to offer early voting between eight to 14 days at their own discretion, limits some ballot summaries… Continue Reading

Miami Residents join Statewide Rallies to ‘Free the Vote’

March 05, 2013 – ‘Awake The State’ protests the Florida Legislature’s undemocratic, anti-middle class policies for the third straight year  Miami – With the opening of the 2013 legislative session serving as a backdrop, dozens of Miami residents joined voters rallying throughout the state today as part of a growing grassroots… Continue Reading

Desiline's Free & Fair Democracy Act will Bring Election Reform, Make Voting Easier For Floridians

February 25, 2013 – 102-year-old voter inspires new legislation aimed at fixing Florida’s flawed election system (North Miami) – Florida State Senator Oscar Braynon, Florida New Majority, Advancement Project and several local leaders and organizations joined North Miami resident Desiline Victor to announce legislation that will protect and improve the… Continue Reading