The parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy and Sybrina Fulton, are doing their part to stop Florida’s Shoot First Law, calling on Florida legislators to reconsider the controversial law that has surrounded the death of their son.
The “Second Chance on Shoot First” Campaign has delivered over 340,000 signed petitions and calls for reform and/or repeal of the Shoot First Law at Rally and Press Conference Outside of Florida Task Force on Citizen Safety Meeting.
On Tuesday, June 12, the Florida Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection will hold its first meeting to receive public comment on the role of the state’s Shoot First law in the killing of Trayvon.
During the meeting, Florida and national members of the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign will hold a rally to deliver over 340,000 petitions asking the task force and state legislators to reform or repeal the state’s Shoot First law.
The Second Chance on Shoot First campaign is a coalition of civil rights leaders, elected officials, law enforcement professionals and other Americans committed to raising awareness about Shoot First and other unsafe and reckless gun laws.
Today, Second Chance is more than a quarter of million Americans strong.
The Second Chance on Shoot First campaign coalition includes New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the NAACP, National Urban League, ColorOfChange, National Action Network, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil and Human Rights and VoteVets. In Florida, partners include the Central Florida Urban League and TK.
Here’s what you need to know about the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign rally:
WHAT: Rally and Press Conference to deliver more than 340,000 petitions calling for the reform or repeal of Shoot First Laws to be delivered at Public Meeting of the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection
WHEN: 12 – 1 p.m. Lunch Break
WHERE: Outside of Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, Florida 32750
Who: Trayvon Martin’s parents and founders of the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton. Central Florida Urban League President and CEO Allie Braswell and other community leaders.
For more information visit secondchancecampaign.org and add your name to the cause.