By Carma Henry
1,200 Immigrant youth and families joined by the New Florida Majority, FLIC and other members of the Win Justice Coalition reached nearly 75,000 people at the doors, by phone and via text in the largest statewide voter mobilization action so far this election cycle.
MIAMI — Over 1,200 immigrant youth, families, and allies gathered in Miami to kick-off the one-month countdown to this year’s midterm election on October 6, 2018. By weekend’s end, the New Florida Majority, United We Dream Action, SEIU Florida, FLIC Votes and other members of the Win Justice coalition had knocked on 29,000 doors, called 16,000 people and texted 45,000 numbers in what was coordinated the largest single voter mobilization in the state of Florida this election cycle.
NewFM volunteers texted 12,000 people and knocked on 1,900 doors alone on Saturday, concentrating their efforts among infrequent voters in communities across Miami-Dade, Broward and Duval counties. The message was simple – talk to folks about coming out in support of Andrew Gillum, Senator Bill Nelson, and Amendment 4; the ballot initiative that would restore voting rights for 1.4 million Floridians who’ve completed their sentence.
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Source:: The Westside Gazette