Moral Monday Florida Social Justice Campaign Launch on March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET
Florida State Capitol-Tallahassee

WHO:  NAACP Florida State Conference and Partners; including, AAMIA, AAMLC, AFSCME Florida, Equality Florida, Florida AFL-CIO, Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood, Florida Chain, Florida Consumer Action Network, Florida New Majority, Florida SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, National Organization for Women, NCLR Action Fund, Organize Now, PICO United Florida, Progress Florida, Southern Christian Leadership Conference,  and UniteWomen.org

WHAT: On Monday, March 3, the NAACP Florida State Conference in partnership with a diverse coalition will launch the Florida Moral Monday social justice campaign.

The campaign will demand change and call on Florida Governor Rick Scott and the state legislature to protect the rights of all Floridians by expanding Medicaid, protecting voting rights, addressing economic inequality and repealing stand your ground practices.

“Our state should no longer abide by the atrocities wreaked on the poor, the young, the working-class, people of color and countless other constituencies,” stated Adora Obi Nweze, President of the NAACP Florida State Conference, in a previously released statement.

State legislatures and Congressional leaders will also take part in the first demonstration.

Moral Monday Florida is the latest campaign in a social justice movement that began in North Carolina and has expanded to Georgia and South Carolina.

You can listen to the NAACP and Coalition Press Call audio announcing and outlining the campaign here: http://bit.ly/1gEHMuv

WHEN:
Monday, March 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:
Florida State Capitol-Tallahassee

Contact Derek Turner at 443-326-7227 or at dturner@naacpnet.org.

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