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Florida Advocates Expand Access to Voter Registration and Vote-by-Mail, Expand Voter Education through Settlement of COVID-19 Elections Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, voting rights advocates held a press conference delineating the details of a major legal settlement with the state of Florida, requiring the state to make voting changes amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The case against the state of Florida to ensure free, fair and safe elections was filed in March 2020 prior to the Presidential Preference Primary by Advancement Project National OfficeDemos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF on behalf of Dream DefendersNew Florida Majority, and Organize Florida. The terms of settlement will increase access to voter registration, force the state to inform citizens of their options in casting a vote-by-mail ballot, encourage Supervisors of Elections (SOEs) to use funding options to provide  prepaid postage for mail-in ballots, and require the Secretary of State to develop and execute a public relations campaign to inform voters of their options in casting a ballot, especially among communities of color, college-aged voters and seniors. 

TWU Local 291 Endorses Alex Penelas for Miami-Dade County Mayor

MIAMI, FL – Today, Transportation Workers’ Union Local 291 (TWU Local 291), the union for more than 2,800 Miami-Dade County Transit employees, announced its support for Alex Penelas for Miami-Dade County Mayor. TWU Local 291 leaders highlighted Penelas’ experience and solid track record in successfully working hand in hand with labor as well as his bold agenda to improve mass transportation in Miami-Dade as reasons for their support. 

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“Resiliency is Not Numbness” — Hazelle Rogers

Lauderdale Lakes Mayor, Hazelle Rogers, lauded her city for its resiliency and preparedness in her June 29 virtual State of the City address. Celebrating the city’s 59th year, the Jamaican-American Mayor spoke about the city’s aggressive yet mindful response to the global pandemic.

Florida Voting Rights Organizations Prepare for Legal Showdown in Statewide Elections Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - Yesterday, ahead of a closely watched voting rights trial set to begin on July 20, a coalition of racial justice organizations submitted a trial brief documenting the gross inaction of the state of Florida in making voting changes amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The case against the state of Florida to ensure free, fair and safe elections was filed last spring by Advancement Project National OfficeDemos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF on behalf of Dream DefendersNew Florida Majority, and Organize Florida.

Rosa María Payá Meets With US President Donald Trump

MIAMI, FL -- On the occasion of his visit to US Southern Command, President Trump met with Cuban resistance leader, Rosa María Payá, as well as other Cuban and Venezuelan pro-democracy leaders, to hear their testimonies about the evil crimes and atrocities of socialism.

Register to Vote

Florida Residents: Register to Vote or Update Your Address here.  Also click this link to download the paper form necessary to update your signature, which you should do every 4 years.  If you need a paper form sent to you, call or text the South Dade NAACP at (305) 209-0195,

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