Skip to comments.Dream Defenders end Capitol sit-in over Zimmerman verdict
Posted on 08/16/2013 9:17:33 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
TALLAHASSEE After sitting in at the Florida Capitol for 31 days since just after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin the group called the Dream Defenders ended its protest Thursday with the help of civil-rights icon Julian Bond.
Leaders said they'll carry their campaign against the "stand your ground" self-defense law and what they consider other forms of racial bias to the polls, trying to defeat the elected officials who opposed their demands.
That includes Gov. Rick Scott, who is up for re-election next year. The Dream Defenders announced a voter-registration drive, with a goal of 61,550 new voters Scott's margin of victory in 2010.
"Our work and our power have grown too big for these walls," said Phillip Agnew, leader of the Dream Defenders.
The group marched to the Capitol on July 16 and demanded a special session on "stand your ground," which they didn't get. But they got a national hearing, and Bond, founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a longtime Georgia lawmaker, declared their nonviolent action a success in the tradition of the 1960s civil-rights movement.
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A month is a HELL of a long time without marijuana.
That's a very telling statement given racial crime statistics.
I suppose the welfare checks came today.
“Julian Bond is a buh-hole.” Buhwheat
They have to register for classes —
When will the American people wake up and stop putting up with this shameless "card" playing?
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