Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:43 AM
csziggy (22,323 posts)
Dream Defenders protest in Florida Governor's office
Governor Scott Says No To Demands-- Protesters Remain
By: Bailey Myers; Lanetra Bennett Email
Updated: Wed 9:54 PM, Jul 17, 2013
By Matt Horn
July 17, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - After nearly 36 hours protestors still fill the Governor’s Office demanding change in Florida. When talking to the protestors, they say the crowd will continue to grow.
Chants continue to fill Governor Rick Scott’s office – as the second day of the sit-in protest is underway. Protestors continue to wait for the Governor, who is back in Florida. They want to meet with Rick Scott after the George Zimmerman verdict this past weekend. They have three demands they want addressed: racial profiling, the Stand Your Ground law, and the War on Youth.
Executive Director for Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew says, “People from around the country are watching. I think the Governor has an interesting opportunity to prove his commitment to the future of youth in this state.”
According the Governor’s Press Office, the governor is not scheduled to be back in the capitol anytime Wednesday.
#TakeOverTuesday has begun
VIDEO Recap of Day 1 and 2 of #takeoverFL
About the Dream Defenders: "We are a human rights organization, directed by Black & Brown youth who confront Inequality & the Criminalizing of our Generation with nonviolent Direct Action and building of collective power in our communities."
I am not a member of this group or part of the demographic this group represents. I am trying to figure out how to help them, though.
Their petition to Gov. Scott:
Gov. Scott: Prove Your Commitment to the Youth with the 'Trayvon Martin Act'
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