September 25, 2020         
U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners Launches Expanded Benefits Center   •   Study Finds No Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Case Fatality Rates at Montefiore, When Controlling for Key Risk Factors   •   LegalShield Leadership Convention, Lead the Change, to Bring Record Number of Associates Together Virtually   •   APDerm® Opens Fifth Office in New Hampshire   •   BlackNorth Initiative Applauds Recognition of Systemic Racism in Speech from the Throne- Commitment to Measurable Improvement in   •   The 8th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant 2020   •   TherapeuticsMD Provides Update on Third Quarter Progress   •   BorgWarner Supply Chain Manager Kelly Zhu Receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award   •   Cubic Introduces New Ventra Mobile App for Chicagoland Travelers   •   Texas condominium and townhome sales decline, median price increases from 2019 to 2020   •   MicroTech CEO Joins the Hollywood Elite to Introduce Movie for the AFI Movie Club   •   Laird Superfood Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise in Full of the Underwriters’ Option to Purchase   •   THE ICE LIFE is an Entertaining and Funny Account of Retired Light Heavyweight Boxer Montell "Ice" Griffin's Journey to A 50-8-1   •   PSYKHE, the First E-Commerce Recommendation Platform Powered by AI and Psychology, Raises $1.7 Million Seed Round   •   Kapor Foundation Gives $1 Million In Grant Funding To Social Justice Organizations   •   FCA Passes 25-Year Mark as Exclusive Sponsor of the National Black MBA Association Graduate Student Case Competition   •   Deepak Chopra and John Maxwell join Ismael Cala in the largest entrepreneurship event in the Americas   •   MadaLuxe Group Launches Investment Arm, SLS Journey, Led by Co-founder Sandy Sholl   •   C-Sweet Webinar: “How We Can Make Difference” Part Three in a Series on Why Diversity Matters   •   Dow leaders recognized on 2020 HERoes Women Role Model lists
Bookmark and Share

Minorities Mobilize Ahead Of Florida Elections

 BROWARD COUNTY – The upcoming elections are critical for Florida as candidates are taking significant stands, both positive and negative, about employment and immigration laws. Florida New Majority, a civic engagement organization, is reaching out to low-income families in Broward to make sure their voice and vote are taken into account. 

“FNM believes in the electoral power of our communities. We are activating Latino, Haitian and African-American communities to vote, not just for the sake of voting, but for what are our main concerns right now: unemployment and human rights for immigrants”, explains Gihan Perera, Executive Director.

Canvassers are hitting Broward streets and phones since September 27th., and so far they have knocked on approximately 3.100 doors, called over 900 homes, and talked face-to face with more than 550 voters.

The program focuses in low income neighborhoods and targets especially those who only voted in the last elections but are uncertain of voting again or may drop-off. Also, FNM is looking to reactivate the votes of youth and single women. 

“It is our first time working in Broward and until now we have received a very positive response from the people. Broward has the highest density of drop-off voters in the state of Florida; this is where the turn-out battle will be fought”, explains Sarai Portillo, State Field Lead Organizer. 

“A new majority is rising in Florida from the bottom-up”, Perera Says. “Fair responses to unemployment and immigration are what our communities expect from leaders, and that is how we will vote”.


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY, HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News