A statewide telephone survey of 621 registered voters in Florida was conducted by Public Policy Polling from April 26-29, 2013. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points at the 95% level of confidence. In addition, the same poll was conducted concurrently in CDs 10, 12, 15 and 17 with at least 500 registered voters in each district, for a total of 2,671 interviews. 

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Category: Updates

My daughter, like a lot of teens, is usually sequestered in her room blogging, facebooking or texting at the speed of light. When I suggested that she should apply to a volunteer internship sponsored by Florida New Majority I was not sure if the response would be the pleading “Mom its summer” or the reluctant elongated “huh”.  To my surprise I got a quick “Ok” followed by “How much will I get paid?”   As my daughters pupils began to glaze over with dollar signs I reminded her that this would be a volunteer job, a chance to get involved, and an opportunity to give back.

I have to admit that when I first learned of FNM’s summer youth program, I saw it as a space that would give my daughter and the other teens something constructive to do especially since there job prospects this summer were nonexistent.   I really didn't’ think too much about the political impact that this the program would make.

On the morning of the second day of the program I went to wake my daughter, expecting her to be glued to her bed.   Instead, she was dressed and ready, before me. She was actually excited to go back out into the broiling sun, without hesitation.  My child, a typical self consumed teenager, was now talking with her friends about issues that just a few days prior were mere chatter to her.  She was actively participating in group discussions among the other teens and with community members about issues of racism, affordable housing and equal rights.  They were having meaningful conversations about what change in the community looks like, and what it will take to bring this change about.

Often times our youth live in a world of their own, never seeing or caring about the bigger picture. They are caught in the tides of growing up, a process that is often times difficult, and for many painful.  But  Florida New Majority has found a way to empower a group of teens this summer through political education and civic involvement. These teens are seeing and hearing firsthand the voices of the people.  They are beginning to see the need for strong community action to create the long awaited changes we all hope for. They have picked up the torch handed to them by Florida New Majority and they are igniting the hearts and minds of the community with the message that change comes with strong civic participation. What better way to further our efforts to improve our democracy than to arm our youth with political understanding and the skills to organize and engage.  This summer Florida New Majority has taught my daughter that she can have a positive impact on an entire community.

Category: Canvassing