Update #8 ·

Petition Delivered!

On Tuesday morning, I arrived at the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida to deliver over 67,000 petition signatures in support of Trayvon's Law. 40,000 of those signatures demanded a Pardon for Marissa Alexander and 27,000 of them asked for George Zimmerman to be stripped of his gun rights.

In the absence of Governor Rick Scott, I delivered the petitions to Dream Defenders, the group of passionate and dedicated individuals who have spent the past 31 days occupying the state capitol in an enthusiastic act of civil disobedience. They will carry on the mission of making sure our voices are heard by the Governor.

While each petition had independent asks – they both spoke to the same demand, the passing of Trayvon’s Law which would repeal “Stand your Ground” in Florida, put an end to racial profiling, and eliminate the school to prison pipeline.

My sincere gratitude goes out to each and every person who signed this petition, but the fight is not yet over. We will continue to fight for justice for Marissa Alexander, Trayvon Martin, and the others who have been victimized by a corrupt judicial system!

Check out the coverage of the petition delivery in the Tampa Bay Times: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/veteran-brings-thousands-of-signed-petitions-to-dream-defenders/2136221

Campaign won!

Last year, Marissa Alexander was at home when she feared for her life in an argument with her husband. Using a gun she was licensed to own, she fired one warning shot into the ceiling of her home that did not harm her attacker.  Because of this one gun shot, she was sentenced to 20 years of prison under Florida's 10-20-life law.  Marissa is a mother of a three year old and has spent the last…

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Angela Corey is trying create a reputation of being tough on criminals, so this spring she's abusing her power in an attempt to put Marissa Alexander behind bars. In Florida, the average sentence for a man who kills his female partner is 2-6 years.  Marissa Alexander, who never hurt anyone is facing 60 years in prison for using warning shot to protect herself and her children from an abusive…

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We send love to all mothers on Mother's Day, knowing that mothering in peace requires justice. Marissa Alexander is a proud mother of three, including teenage twins and a 3-year-old daughter.  She had given premature birth to her youngest child nine days before she was forced to defend her life after being attacked by her abusive estranged husband.  Despite causing no injuries when she fired a…

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