Press Releases

Tampa, FL – In an effort to stop another politically motivated attack by Rick Scott’s Administration on Floridians’ fundamental right to vote, Florida voters and elected officials held a press conference outside the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections’ office. Comments in late December by Rick Scott’s Secretary of State, Ken Detzner,…
Yesterday a Bi-Partisan group of Senators released a major revision of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA). The bill would revise the formula that determines which jurisdictions require pre-clearance from the Department of Justice before instituting new voting rights rules or amending policies. The new bill features a formula that…
In an effort to mask his anti-Latino policy priorities, Rick Scott announced Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his pick for Lt. Governor today. Hispanic activists will hold a telephone press conference at 2:30 PM today to warn voters that Lopez-Cantera will be a rubber stamp for Scott’s anti-Latino agenda. Rick Scott campaigned…
Nelson Mandela passed away last week, at age 95, leaving behind a great legacy of hope. In an era when inequality remains a very tangible issue worldwide, he shall be remembered as a remarkable statesman, human rights activist, and freedom fighter, who overcame rigid socioeconomic barriers to play a pivotal…
This time of year we reflect and give thanks for our family and loved ones. We gather around the table with all the trimmings and reminisce about past memories and begin creating new ones. We at FNM are happy to report that Marissa Alexander will be creating new memories with…
On Monday, November 25th Gov. Rick Scott’s Chief Elections Official issued an order to all elections supervisors statewide imposing new restrictions on how voters may return their absentee ballots. The order calls for all who vote by mail to return their ballots to elections offices only, eliminating their access to…
A week after Rep. Mario Diaz Balart stated that immigration reform is dead, a poll of voters in his district indicates that they wish he would do more to keep it alive. The poll, commissioned in District 25 by Florida New Majority and conducted by Public Policy Polling indicated a…
Following their endorsement of District 5 City Commissioner Keon Hardemon, voter participation organization Florida New Majority will wrap up its campaign by hosting one final run-off blitz event on Sunday, November 17th. The event, which aims to solidify a relationship of transparency and accountability between FNM and their endorsed candidate,…
On Tuesday, October 29th fifteen immigration reform leaders representing various Florida civil rights and labor organizations were arrested as they blocked traffic in an act of civil disobedience in downtown Orlando. The measure, part of a nationwide campaign, aimed to pressure the Florida Congressional Delegation to stop blocking immigration reform…
Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman currently serving 20 years in prison for firing a shot at her estranged husband during a domestic dispute, was granted a new hearing after an appeals court ruled her claims of self-defense should be re-evaluated. Alexander was convicted in March 2012 on three counts of…
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