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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:53 PM

5. Ah, the voice of reason speaks

Thank you H2O for putting into words how I've been feeling.

Instead of crying with outrage about the injustice to Trayvon we need to turn this state on its ear and register so many democratic voters that we can change the laws here and get justice for future young black men.

I know there can't be only a devastating unhappy end to this story. Trayvon's life means something. We can make it mean an end to unjust laws in this state.

Florida is known for it's bias toward wealthy white republicans. But in November 2012 (in Miami-Dade, Trayvon's home county) even when they had to stand in line for 8 hours or more the people stood there and made sure their votes counted.

South Florida Voters Stood in Line Hours After Polls Closed

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Polls-Open-in-South-Florida-for-Election-Day-2012-177449191.html

I think Florida is ready to rise up and make our voices heard. I think after years of Rick Scott and Jeb Bush we're ready to put an end to what amounts to tyranny.

I've never seen so many people so outraged. There can never be any justification for Trayvon's death, and certainly there is no excuse for the verdict in favor of Zimmerman. But we can and will turn this into a positive for Florida. For Trayvon.

I'm done crying. I'm done feeling angry. I don't want to waste any more energy wishing things were better and being angry that they aren't. Now I just want to take action.

Thanks H2O for pointing the way!

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