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New Florida Majority Hosts former AG Holder & Voting Advocates

New Florida Majority Hosts former AG Holder & Voting Advocates

NewFM Hosts Voting Rights & Redistricting Community Leaders Meeting with Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. MIAMI – The New Florida Majority (NewFM) will host a meeting of community and voting rights leaders with former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder., Jr. and his National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) on Wednesday, July 11th at 1 p.m […]

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Andrew Gillum Surging in Democratic Primary for Florida Governor

Andrew Gillum Surging in Democratic Primary for Florida Governor

Andrew Gillum to Open New Miami Gardens Office TALLAHASSEE – With 50 days to go until primary election day, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is surging in the Florida Governor’s race. Today the Washington Post examined how Gillum, the leading progressive in Florida, is fighting against Republican attempts to stack the deck as Rick Scott exits […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Working with Stakeholders to Address Gun Violence

Congresswoman Wilson Working with Stakeholders to Address Gun Violence

Congresswoman Wilson Takes Leadership Role in Working with Key Stakeholders to Address Gun Violence MIAMI – On Monday, July 2, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson met with U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg, local law enforcement officials and other stakeholders to discuss gun violence and keeping children safe in District 24 and throughout Miami-Dade County. It was very timely […]

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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson on House Republicans’ Failed Immigration Bill

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson on House Republicans’ Failed Immigration Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the failure of House Republicans’ “compromise” immigration bill: “While I am relieved that Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called “compromise” immigration bill failed miserably on the House floor today, I am disappointed that it was not because 112 Republicans recognized that the legislation is punitive and […]

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Florida Elected Officials Rally to oppose President Trump’s immigration policies

Florida Elected Officials Rally to oppose President Trump’s immigration policies

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson to Participate in Rally to Oppose Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policies FORT LAUDERDALE – On Sunday, June 24, and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) will join local community and immigration leaders at a rally to oppose President Trump’s inhumane immigration rhetoric and policies. The […]

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NewFM Endorses Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor in Democratic Primary Race

NewFM Endorses Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor in Democratic Primary Race

Tallahassee Mayor is seen as the most knowledgeable and inclusive candidate to carry the concerns of Florida’s working class and communities of color into the state’s top post.  TALLAHASSEE  – The New Florida Majority (NewFM), a c4 racial justice organization dedicated to expanding democracy and restoring justice, enthusiastically announced Tuesday their endorsement of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, […]

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Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Saturday

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG – ​This Saturday,  June 9th, four of the Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates will participate in a live televised debate in St. Petersburg. The debate will be televised in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas, and streamed online for anyone to view from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. It will be the second time this year that […]

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Donald Trump Flees Washington During #MarchForOurLives

Donald Trump Flees Washington During #MarchForOurLives

WEST PALM BEACH – Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump will spend the weekend in Palm Beach at his luxury resort Mar-a-Lago, while students prepare to March on Washington: “​It’s no surprise that Donald Trump​ is choosing to flee Washington rather than face the hundreds of thousands […]

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Corcoran’s “Colossally Stupid” Plan to Arm Teachers Will Make Schools Less Safe

Corcoran’s “Colossally Stupid” Plan to Arm Teachers Will Make Schools Less Safe

Republicans and Democrats Agree Arming Teachers don’t make schools safer TALLAHASSEE – Less than two weeks after the Parkland shooting, Florida Republicans are playing politics with public safety and embracing one of Donald Trump’s most widely derided proposals to reduce gun violence. On Friday, Republicans in the legislature — led by Speaker Richard Corcoran — […]

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U.S. House Passes Bill Supporting Triple-Digit Predatory Lending

U.S. House Passes Bill Supporting Triple-Digit Predatory Lending

By Charlene Crowell WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives broke the hearts of a broad and diverse coalition of advocates after Members of Congress passed predatory lending legislation on February 14. A bill passed the lower chamber that would render useless state laws in the majority of states, including the 15 states and […]

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