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Support grows for Dream Defenders as they occupy Capitol, Gov. Scott will not call Special Session on SYG


Dream Defenders
Dream Defenders occupy Florida's Capitol building


Gov. Rick Scott thinks Florida’s Stand Your Ground (SYG) law is just fine. In spite of growing protest, requests for a Special Legislative Session and threats of boycotting Florida. NAN is spearheading a prayer vigil and rally in Miami and in 99 cities throughout the United States today in light of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.. 

The governor has met with the Dream Defenders, an organization of young people, many college students, who are staging a sit-in at the Capitol. The Dream Defenders waited days for Gov. Scott to meet to discuss the issue. Miami’s Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP and president of the Miami-Dade Branch, traveled to Tallahassee to show her organization’s support for the efforts of the Dream Defenders.  A call for direct action has been issued for Floridians to contact their legislators and ask for a Special Legislation on SYG. 

Stay tuned as the energy behind this issue shows no sign of diminishing.




Photo:   Dream Defenders Facebook




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