The easiest way to donate to organizations in Florida that have built critical vote infrastructure and will be key to getting Trump out of office in 2020. Remember that in 2016 we lost FL by 113,000 votes – just a 1.2% margin!
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Alianza for Progress organizes the Puerto Rican and Latinx communities across Florida, increasing civic engagement through voter registration and issue advocacy to help transform the state into a more equitable place. They are pushing forward key issues such as economic development and voting rights through their Avanzando Agenda (Moving Forward Agenda). Alianza has coordinated the Respeta Mi Gente coalition to mobilize the Puerto Rican vote in five Central Florida counties, including Orange and Osceola.
Black Voters Matter organizes voters in the Florida Panhandle, leading GOTV events and supporting for groups in Northern Florida who are not otherwise reached by the rest of Florida’s social justice infrastructure. Their deep voter engagement efforts focus on several key issues, including affordable housing, supporting returning citizens, and census education.
Dream Defenders was launched by organizers fighting back after the Trayvon Martin shooting. In protest of the killing, they occupied the state capitol for over a month. As part of the Statewide Alignment Group, Dream Defenders helped win Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to more than 1 million Floridians. They have expanded and deepened their base to 8 counties, catalyzing Black and Brown youth organizing across the state with a focus on policing, bail reform, and advancing a collective statewide strategy around state attorney and sheriff races.
Emgage Action has taken on voter registration and mobilization drives over the past two cycles and has started to run Muslim candidates for office in municipal elections. They focus on organizing and leadership development in Muslim, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, and Brown communities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and 6 other counties.
Engage Miami believes in speaking youth to power. They were instrumental in the fight to expand early voting sites on college campuses, increasing accessibility for young people. With a bold, creative, impactful, and local culture of civic participation and voter engagement led by and for young people, they have registered thousands of new voters, launched voter education and GOTV campaigns, and developed comprehensive voter guides for young voters. Engage Miami is affiliated with the Alliance for Youth Action.
Faith in Florida is an influential network of multifaith congregations across 8 counties in Florida. They are focused on tackling systemic racial and economic injustice that includes winning a ‘Ban the Box’ measure in Broward County and they were instrumental in restoring voting rights to 1.5 million Floridians disenfranchised by a Jim Crow-era voting ban impacting more than 20% of African Americans in the state. In addition to leading Florida’s Souls to the Polls program, which had over 1,000 participating congregations in 2018, Faith in Florida’s ongoing work includes defending immigrant communities and know your rights education campaigns.
Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is Florida’s strongest immigrant rights organization and an anchor of the national movement for immigrant justice. They have led national, statewide, and local campaigns focusing on immigrant rights and economic issues for more than a decade. They’ve won in-state tuition for undocumented students, advocated for local wage theft ordinances, and launched numerous naturalization drives helping thousands become US citizens. FLIC is focused on registering tens of thousands of voters, including new voters whose voting rights were restored by Amendment 4, and holding candidates who voted to ban sanctuary cities accountable. They are working on passing legislation to expand access to drivers licenses regardless of immigration status.
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) brings together more than 70 organizations from across the state, including many grassroots groups. Led by returning citizens and formerly incarcerated people, FRRC has fought to return voting and civil rights to those caught in the criminal justice system and impacted by a Jim Crow-era lifetime voting ban. After leading the winning coalition to restore voting rights to more than 1 million Floridians, they are now working on educating, registering, and protecting new voters and their rights.
Florida Student Power has a presence on 25 universities and colleges across the state. Their work focuses on leadership development of Black and Brown youth and supporting local campaigns. They’ve led voter education work in the past two election cycles on campuses in Miami-Dade, Broward, and 16 other counties. They are working to launch their first voter registration program and are especially focused on organizing young people on issues related to criminal justice.
Mi Familia Vota is a civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power, uniting Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. They led organizing to pass the Trust Act in the city of Orlando and their key issues include immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. In this election cycle, Mi Familia Vota is focused on registering and mobilizing new and young voters to the polls.
New Florida Majority is a powerful multiracial organization with a statewide presence working on shifting Florida into becoming a more progressive state. They are increasing the voting power of Florida’s low-income Black, Afro-Caribbean, Latino, and LGBTQ communities by grassroots training to help community members become local become leaders, mobilizing communities to vote, educating the public on political issues, and inspiring Floridians to take action toward their dreams. They are building a powerful new vision for Florida’s new majority.
Organize Florida leads extensive civic engagement efforts across Central Florida. As a dynamic, multiracial organization, they combine grassroots base-building with electoral work to advance issues around economic, racial, and gender justice. Their campaigns include organizing around affordable housing, climate change, and ending mass incarceration.