Today, over 300 Florida families, agricultural workers, faith leaders, educators, immigrant youth, led by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, United We Dream, and other advocates are coming together in the state capitol to oppose a new anti-immigrant bill, SB 168 / HB 527. The advocates have spent the last few days asking lawmakers to oppose the… Continue »

Trump’s national emergency declaration to build his border wall is facing stiff headwinds around the country. Public opinion is running strongly against the President putting GOP Senators in a bind: stand with voters or stand with the President, whose Twitter finger they fear.  America’s Voice just launched digital ads to target specific Senators ahead of… Continue »

Engaging Hispanic Voters is an Authentic, Sustained, Hands-On Effort… When Will Dems Learn?  An in-depth story in Politico Magazine by Michael Grunwald and Marc Caputo captures the unique challenges in Florida facing the Democratic Party and its failure to sufficiently engage with the state’s diverse Hispanic electorate. Coming on the heels of an election cycle… Continue »

As Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson prepare to debate in the race to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate, Frank Sharry, America’s Voice Executive Director and Founder, issued the below statement: The Trump Administration terminated the Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 TPS holders from Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador and… Continue »

FAIR's Hold their feet to the fire event is coming up.

An official in the Trump Administration and a Republican candidate for governor have been promoting ideas by leading anti-Muslim activist David Horowitz, according to reports from the past several months. Horowitz’s ideas have played an important role senior advisor and white nationalist Stephen Miller’s thinking, while Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, has praised Horowitz’s… Continue »

In his latest column for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager and DACA-recipient Juan Escalante calls Ron DeSantis’ decision to pick Jeanette Nuñez as his number two in the Florida gubernatorial race “a favorite and familiar tactic of Republicans to deceive voters on the cruelty of their agenda and distract them from their extremist positions.” Escalante’s… Continue »

Greg Sargent Take is Essential Reading on The Democratic Party’s Future Andrew Gillum’s upset win in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary carries with it several big lessons for the current political moment, including that candidates who unapologetically run on big issues, fundamental values, and a grassroots organizing model can energize a broad-based coalition of the… Continue »

The Florida Immigrant Coalition is reporting that during a recent raid in Fort Pierce, FL, Trump’s deportation agents arrested 28 workers and community members, including Juan Gaspar-García, a DACA-eligible Florida resident with diabetes and Down syndrome. As Gaspar-García’s sister, Dolores explained “My brother does not have the ability to understand certain situations without a proper… Continue »

On Thursday, three South Floridians, seven New Yorkers, the weekly Brooklyn-based Haitian newspaper, Haïti Liberté, and a Miami-based Haitian rights advocacy group, Family Action Network Movement (FANM), filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York arguing against the Trump Administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). According to the Center for American… Continue »

Tallahassee, FL – A Marketplace piece highlights the critical roles Haitian workers play in Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry. Florida is home to more than half of the Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who now are facing deportation. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and follows below: Every morning, hundreds of uniformed workers file into the… Continue »