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‘Awake the State’ rally today across Florida, including Pensacola

March 4, 2014

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Today communities across Florida will rally in support of issues important to working families an to remind Florida’s elected leaders in Tallashasee that they are watching them. Tuesday marks the opening of the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. The events have grown from a handful in 2011 to more than a dozen events in 2014.

Who is Awake the State? This is from their website:

Ever since Gov. Scott and legislative leaders announced their plans to cut thousands of jobs, raise taxes on middle class Floridians and make the deepest cuts to education in history, people from all across the state have been looking for a way to voice their opposition.

Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes joined together to provide a platform for everyday Floridians to make their voices heard. In 2011, Awake the State started as a Facebook page that quickly grew to thousands strong who organized rallies in cities all across the state of Florida on March 8th, the opening day of the legislative session.

Awake the State is made up of Floridians from every walk of life including educators, healthcare workers, police and firefighters, advocates for consumers, middle class families and more.

AWAKE THE STATE RALLY
When: 4 p.m. March 4
Where: MLK Plaza, N. Palafox St., between Gregory and Chase St.

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