Central Florida Jobs with Justice

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Central Florida Jobs with Justice is the Orlando affiliate of Jobs with Justice.

Central Florida Jobs with Justice Executive Board

As of January 2013:[1]

Central Florida Jobs with Justice Staff

Jobs with Justice

Circa 2014 Central Florida Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board members: Gail Gardner, Representative Victor Torres, Martha Kirby, Father Roberto Morales, Julie Norris, Dr. Harry Coverston, Dr. Gabriela Rios, Representative Darren Soto, Pastor Derrick McRae, Sister Ann Kendrick.[3]

Allies and Partners

Statewide Alliance Group

From JoHanna Thompson writing on the Freedom Road Socialist Organization's website:

Despite his position on anti-BDS legislation, Gillum seemed like someone who comrades could work with in office.
Falling in line with the New Confederacy, DeSantis was less concerned with changing liberal minds than attacking liberal ideologies, making inaccurate associations of his opponent, and getting conservative voters to the polls.
One door hanger asked the question, “Does this sound familiar?” It depicted a picture of a street mural, by a local artist, of Andrew Gillum. Underneath the picture were the words, “Andrew Gillum: Another Big Government, Socialist Dictator” followed by three more street murals of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez. It boldly proclaimed, “Don’t let the socialists take over Florida! Republicans must vote, there’s too much at stake.”

On one hand, the door hanger was laughable, while on the other, it spoke to the intentional decision of grassroots organizations and a union to work collectively as Statewide Alliance Group. SWAG specifically consists of: The New Florida Majority, Dream Defenders, Organize Florida, Florida Immigrant Coalition, SEIU, Faith in Florida, and Central Florida Jobs with Justice.

The Dream Defenders (DD) took a deep dive in community to create an ideology reminiscent of the Black Panther Party Ten Point Program with seven freedoms. DD launched the #freedompapers, claiming #thisistheyear, focusing on building with community to target private prison corporations, like GEO Group, and transform the Florida political landscape.

Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) along with Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and United We Dream focused on immigrant rights and abolishing ICE. The New Florida Majority (NFM), SEIU, Faith in Florida, Jobs with Justice, and the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Electoral Justice Project appealed to their vast membership bases.
In addition, the Miami Workers Center (MWC) centered the Movement for Black Women and Girls with Soul Sista’s. Power U Center for Social Change continues to inform youth. Community Justice Project (CJP) supported Poetry for the People’s, Maroon Poetry Festival, which amplified the Black Arts Movement and use of art in activism.
The age old social justice organizations such as NAACP, ACLU, Faith in Florida, PACT, and the likes, also joined the effort to get Amendment 4 passed. All used the same messaging in their conversations which advocated for a Yes Vote on Amendment 4. The strategy was to restore the rights of over 1.4 million voters as freedom voters.

It was a brilliant, coordinated strategy in alignment and consistent communication that is beginning to consolidate a united front against the New Confederacy in Florida.[5]


  1. http://www.cfjwj.org/who.html, Central Florida Jobs with Justice website, accessed Jan. 10, 2013]
  2. http://www.cfjwj.org/who.html, Central Florida Jobs with Justice website, accessed Jan. 10, 2013]
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  4. http://www.cfjwj.org/who.html, Central Florida Jobs with Justice website, accessed Jan. 10, 2013]
  5. JoHanna Thompson “Don’t Let the Socialists Take Over Florida!”