Advocacy Groups to Unveil Freedom Pledge at Governor’s Debate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 11th, 2018
Contact: Nailah Summers, nailah@dreamdefenders.org, 305.393.2521
Thomas Kennedy, thomas@flicvotes.org, 786.346.0819
Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabethfernandez@flicvotes.org, 786.956.2079

Advocacy Groups to Unveil Freedom Pledge at Governor’s Debate
Pledge Demands That Candidates Agree to Put Our Safety Before Corporate Profits

WHO: Dream Defenders, FLIC Votes, SEIU Florida, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, Central Florida Jobs with Justice and Faith in Florida
WHAT: Pre-Debate Press Conference to Unveil the Freedom Pledge
WHEN: Monday, June 11th @ 6pm
WHERE: Miramar Cultural Center: 2400 Civic Center Pl, Miramar, Florida 33025

MIRAMAR, FL — The Freedom Pledge is a new vision for the state of Florida, focused on freedom for all, which asks elected officials to refrain from taking money from the GEO Group and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Every day, advocates work to get our people out of prison, our money out of prison, and prison money out of politics. Fueled by racism, xenophobia and profiteering, Florida communities continue to suffer because of systems designed to put profits over people.
Advocacy groups across the state have banded together to demand that political candidates and all who aspire to leadership take a stand by by agreeing to sign the Freedom Pledge. Candidates have been given until June 19th to vow not to take donations from GEO Group or the NRA. The people of Florida demand to know who stands with them and who is against them.

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