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Florida Rising Responds to White Supremacist Shooting in Jacksonville, FL

In response to the tragedy that occurred in Jacksonville yesterday afternoon on Saturday, August 26th – Moné Holder, Senior Director of Advocacy & Programs for Florida Rising, issued the following statement:   During the DeSantis administration, white supremacy groups have often demonstrated their hate without any condemnation from the Governor or his allies. What happened in Jacksonville, […]

Floridians Vow to Year-Round Push for Real Freedoms, Stand Up to DeSantis’ Extremism

Voter Suppression and Disinformation Won 2022, Robust Community Organizing Will Ensure Floridians Get Leaders with Real Solutions in 2024 11/08/2022 Florida  As results come in showing a GOP lead in top-ticket Florida races, Andrea Mercado, executive director of Florida Rising, the state’s largest civic engagement organization issued the following: “Florida’s GOP is demonstrating that it […]

Charlie Crist is Clear Choice for All Floridians After Gubernatorial Debate

DeSantis is Too Extreme for Florida. His Ambitions Hurt Florida Families FLORIDA– Tonight’s sole debate between Governor Ron Desantis and Congressman Charlie Crist, confirmed what Floridians needed to hear before casting their ballots for Florida’s next choice of leadership. With early voting beginning today, still thousands of voters do not have access due to the […]

AS BIDEN VISITS, FL GRASSROOTS ORGS HIGHLIGHT FIVE NEEDS TO ENSURE A JUST RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE IAN

With President Biden Scheduled to Visit Florida, Coalition of Grassroots Organizations Ask POTUS for Help Protecting Workers, Renters, Immigrants and Democracy  Groups Launched IanRespondFund.org to Provide Relief on the Ground  TAMPA, Fla. – As President Biden prepares to visit Florida to survey Hurricane Ian damage, a coalition of grassroots organizations today asked the president for […]

FOLLOWING HURRICANE IAN, FLORIDA GRASSROOTS GROUPS CALL FOR RENTER, WORKER, IMMIGRANT PROTECTIONS; LAUNCH DISASTER RELIEF FUND 

Hurricane Ian Caused Catastrophic Damage Across Central Florida,  Coalition of Florida Organizations Call for Immediate Action TAMPA, FL – Leaders from Florida Rising, Florida Student Power, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Florida SEIU, and the Hope Community Center participated in a press call today to highlight the urgent needs of their communities.  The organizations are […]

Florida Rising endorses 57 candidates in 13 counties for the general election in November

After winning 80% of Primary endorsements, civic engagement group prepares to mobilize voters on a platform to lower rent, improve education, and protect private health care decisions including abortion.  FLORIDA- After 80% of its endorsed Primary candidates won and moved on to the general election, Florida Rising is announcing its new slate of 57 candidates in […]

As Polls Close, Florida Voters Gear Up to Make November Election About the Issues

Cost of Housing, Quality Education, Reproductive Rights and the Governor’s Attack on Them All to Define Midterms Florida – As polls across the state close in Florida’s primary elections, voters and civic engagement groups are pledging to help their neighbors get registered and get out to vote to bring down the cost of housing, demand […]