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The following election-related bills are being tracked by Florida New Majority. Click here to see our latest Legislative update. Bill No. Description Sponsor SB 0208 Relating to Convicted Felons/Voting Rights and Right to Hold Public Office Clemens Convicted Felons/Voting Rights and Right to Hold Public Office; Proposing an amendment to…
Legislative Session Summary (Week of March 2, 2015) Moné Holder, FNM's Legislative & Policy Director, gives us the scoop on what's new and what's moving in Tallahassee. Opening Day-State of the State The opening day of legislative session was on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The House and Senate met in…
2014 was a roller coaster year that exposed the sharp divide between the politics that win elections and the policies that our communities need to thrive. November alone not only saw too many gains for right wing extremists in Florida and across the nation, but also witnessed a belated reprieve…
BY STEVE BOUSQUET Herald/Times Tallahassee BureauApril 9, 2014 TALLAHASSEE -- A new nonpartisan study says Florida lagged behind other states in its handling of the 2012 election, but Gov. Rick Scott's administration says the problems were cured by changes to voting laws that will be used statewide this fall for…
By Aaron Deslatte Tallahassee Bureau Chief 1:29 p.m. EDT, April 8, 2014 TALLAHASSEE – With an eye toward the fall elections, Florida Democrats are hoping to build pressure on the Republican-controlled Legislature to adopt tougher voter-protections for minorities despite a sweeping elections reform enacted last year. Florida’s voting laws have…
By NICK EVANS Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 5:44pm In a controversial ruling last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down core provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But some Florida lawmakers are working to put those protections back in place at the state level. Under the Voting Rights Act,…
28 hours and 29 minutes… 16 hours and 20 minutes… As a mother, I can tell you that the amount of time it takes us to deliver a life into this world is something that stays with many of us forever. I was in labor with my daughter for over…
More than three dozen advocates call on Florida's junior senator not to abandon immigration reform bill he co-authored
For the past week, concerned leaders have been fasting to stop the deportations that have been besieging communities like Homestead, Florida. Leaders like our very own Danilo Balladares and Serena Perez have joined other members of Florida New Majority, the Miami Workers Center and Power U to bring awareness and…
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…
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