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Eight Arrested In Miami During Walk For Missouri Teen

Police arrested eight people who had gathered along with dozens of others in Downtown Miami to protest the death of a black teen shot by police in Missouri.

08/15/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Young Adults Learn To Surf Florida’s Changing Political Tides

Getting bills passed is an art and a science, the reason people pay lobbyists millions of dollars. But for some young Floridians, the 2014 session was a breakthrough in succeeding in the legislative arena.

05/16/2014

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Dream Defenders Petition Demands Education Equality

The civil rights group Dream Defenders is asking Gov. Rick Scott to end education discrimination in Florida’s school system.

05/12/2014

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders End Month-Long Protest At State Capitol

A group of protesters upset over the not guilty verdict outcome of the George Zimmerman trial has ended a 31-day long protest at the Florida Capitol.

08/15/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Protesters Plan Vote Drive, But Stay Put In Capitol

The “People’s Session,” a mock legislative session put-on by the protesters still upset with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, is over but the protesters still don’t plan on leaving the hallway near Scott’s office—and they have also established a new goal.

08/09/2013

Will Weatherford (Source: CBS4)

Florida House Will Hold Hearing On “Stand Your Ground” Law

Even though the chairman clearly stated he doesn’t intent to support any changes to “stand your ground” law, the Florida House has planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state’s controversial law.

08/02/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Zimmerman Verdict Protesters Hold ‘People’s Session’ At State Capitol

More than two weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted charges for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a group of protesters continue to stand their ground in the hallway near Governor Scott’s office in Tallahassee.

07/31/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald)

Florida’s DJJ Secretary Meets With Protesters In Capitol

About a week after student protesters have situated themselves in a hallway at the state Capitol, Governor Scott, after listening to the protesters last Thursday, asked Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters to meet with the activists Monday.

07/23/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders Standoff At Fla. Capitol Shows No Sign Of Ending

Gov. Rick Scott reiterates that he will not call a special legislative session to address the controversial “stand your ground” law but sends his Department of Juvenile Justice secretary to speak with protesters who have been camped out in the Capitol for six days.

CBS Miami–07/22/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders: Day 5 And Not Budging

Day five and they’re not budging or backing down from their cause.

07/20/2013

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