Andrea MercadoExecutive Director, New Florida Majority
Andrea Cristina Mercado is the Executive Director of New Florida Majority, and the New Florida Majority Education Fund, a racial justice organization building independent political power for marginalized communities. The daughter of immigrants from South America, Andrea has been organizing in communities of color and immigrant communities for over a decade. Andrea is one of the co-founders of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and played a leadership role in building the California Domestic Worker Coalition, a statewide effort to include domestic workers in labor laws, which successfully passed Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Legislation in 2013, and went on to lead nationally recognized campaigns for immigrant and worker rights such as We Belong Together. She was the Political Director and Lead Organizer at Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), a grassroots Latina immigrant women’s organization in the San Francisco Bay Area for eight years. Previously, she lived and worked in Bahia, Brazil with IPETERRAS, a sustainable agriculture project organizing against free trade agreements, and as Global Justice Organizer for the Miami Workers Center. Andrea, a mother of two, calls South Florida home.