The Dream Defenders have taken over Florida Capitol to demand the #TrayvonMartinAct. Sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/fldreamdef
By Melanie Nathan, July 18, 2013.
Since Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013, Dream Defenders have maintained a presence at the Capitol for an extended stay to apply pressure and demand that Governor Rick Scott call for a special session of legislature to address issues related to the environment in Florida that led to this tragedy and injustice. Dream Defenders are pushing for what they are calling the ‘Trayvon Martin Act’ which addresses the repeal of Stand Your Ground, racial profiling, and the war on the youth.
Dream Defenders will bring social change by training and organizing youth and students in nonviolent civil disobedience, civic engagement, and direct action while creating a sustainable network of youth and student leaders to take action and create real change in their communities. They fight the criminalization of their generation by directly confronting the sources, sponsors and supporters of it.
“We defend the People’s power to determine the destinies of our own communities.
We defend the right of all to a quality education and to live lives free of police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration.
We defend the right of all to happiness with whomever they choose. We believe that nonviolence, love & unity will always triumph over racism and hate. We will not rest, until victory is won.” read more
Please help support the efforts of DREAM DEFENDERS – check out their donation page.
VIDEO Recap of Day 1 and 2 of #takeoverFL
UPDATED/ 7/18 9PM