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DreamDefender-Sun-7/28/13

by on July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Support the Dream Defender Take Over

Denied food for several hours by Capitol police

Dream Defenders say ‘we’re here to stay’  

 The following statement was released on July 27 by the Dream Defenders who have been holding a sit-in at Gov. Rick Scott’s office in Tallahassee, Fla. since July 16, three days after the ‘no-guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin:

On Friday [July 26], Dream Defenders were joined in the Capitol by civil rights leaders and youth from around the country, turning attention to Governor Scott’s refusal to call a special session for Trayvon’s Law. On Saturday afternoon, with over 100 young people – including children and elderly – sleeping in the Capitol, food and water supplies quickly ran low.
 
Given increasing hostility from Capitol police, it became unclear whether or not supporters would be allowed to bring food and supplies, which are all donation-based, into the building
 
When we were unable access food, people were concerned about whether supplies would last through the weekend. But we know why we are here and we haven’t lost sight of our goals.” said Director Phillip Agnew. “Sooner or later the governor will realize we’re serious and we’re here to stay no matter how much he tries to scare us away.
 
Capitol police have become growingly antagonistic towards the Dream Defenders this past week, despite numerous attempts by the group to keep relations amicable. However, no matter how uncomfortable the conditions imposed upon the group, Dream Defenders maintain that they will not leave until the governor convenes a special legislative session to consider Trayvon’s Law.

Follow @DreamDefenders on Twitter

 

 

Walk for Dignity – July 22 – 27, 2013

by on July 25, 2013

Walk4Dignity-banner Join or support the #Walk4Dignity from Jacksonville to Sanford, July 22-27 and organize toward the #DayofDignity across the South on August 28th!

Fri: 3 PM: Walk arrives at Hickory Avenue Baptist Church in Sanford; evening activities

Sat-7/27: Activities all day; 5pm: Community Dedication for Trayvon Martin Memorial at the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum

http://southtosouth.org/2013/07/southern-movement-responds-justice-for-trayvon/     #Walk4Dignity

 

DreamDefenders – The Take Over – Friday, July 2013 – 2 P.M.

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Dream Defenders: The Take Over

Friday, July 26, 2013 – 2 P.M.

http://dreamdefenders.org/thetakeover/

 

National Call In Day for #TravyonsLaw!

by on July 24, 2013

 July 23, 2013

National Call In Day for #TravyonsLaw!

Please join the Dream Defenders, who have been sitting in the FL capitol for NINE DAYS now, to pass #TrayvonsLaw, by calling Governor Rick Scott to demand he call a special session of the legislate to enact Trayvon’s Law, repealing Stand Your Ground, banning racial profiling, and ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

call the session

More information here!

Call Script:

Hello, my name is _______ and I’m calling from ________. As a citzen of Florida/the nation, I am calling to say that I stand with the Dream Defenders and youth across Florida. I am concerned that the verdict in the Zimmerman trial indicates a failure to value the lives of all Floridians. I am asking Gov. Scott to call a special session of the legislature and urge to enact Trayvon’s Law.

Sample Tweets:

  1. Phone @FLGovScott & tell him to #CalltheSession (850)488-7146 #Trayvonslaw #TakeoverFL @DreamDefenders bit.ly/GovCall
  2. Call @FLGovScott (850)488-7146 & stand your ground against #standyourground! bit.ly/GovCall #Trayvonslaw #TakeoverFL
  3. Phone @FLGovScott to say #CalltheSession of legislation! (850)488-7146 #Trayvonslaw #TakeoverFL bit.ly/GovCall
  4. Support @DreamDefenders & tell @FLGovScott to #Callthe Session for #TrayvonsLaw #TakeoverFL bit.ly/GovCall
 

For Trayvon and all victims of racism, build PEOPLES POWER ASSEMBLIES!

by on July 20, 2013

For Trayvon and all victims of racism, build

PEOPLES POWER ASSEMBLIES!

Build the assembly movement just like in Egypt, Chile, and around the world. Let us Demand:

  • No to racism, police brutality and racial profiling!
  • Jobs, education and healthcare, not jails!
  • End mass incarceration and deportations!
  • End stop & frisk and the war on youth!

Trayvon Union Square

In the coming weeks, the Peoples Power Assembly movement is committed to do everything it can to build the struggle. We will continue to fight for justice for Trayvon Martin despite this disgusting ruling. We will never forget Trayvon and in his name we will organize people’s power assemblies in every corner of this country. Justice assemblies should take place in squares, communities, union halls, at schools, campuses, and in street corners in every city. We must distribute millions of flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin must be generalized with other cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color.

We have no faith in the so-called justice system which is riddled with racism and class bias; a system that jails over 2.3 million mainly people of color, deports another 1.5 million and keeps another 5 million under the repressive thumb of parole and probation status. This system let Zimmerman walk free to give a green light to all racists that it is okay to shoot and kill a black man in this country. That is why the PPA says:

STOP THE WAR ON OUR YOUTH!

Build the movement for people’s power!

 

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