Sign The Petition: Protect Peaceful Protest in Florida, No On HB 1

Gov. DeSantis has failed so thoroughly at his most basic task of protecting Floridians — both from the virus and the economic damage it has caused — that he is desperate to distract voters. His top legislative priority going into the 2021 legislative session isn’t a jobs bill, it isn’t to improve our schools, or combat COVID, but to push legislation that would criminalize peaceful protests -- House Bill 1 (it’s “1” for a reason.)

Sign our petition urging the state’s legislative leaders to oppose the legislation that would criminalize peaceful protests, SB 484 and HB 1.

Petition to Florida Legislative Leadership

Dear Senate President Simpson and House Speaker Sprowls,

We urge you to oppose House Bill 1, the bill that would criminalize peaceful protests in our state. 

This proposed new law makes it possible for felony charges to be brought against protestors exercising their constitutional rights, and keeps protestors in jail without bond if they’re arrested during a demonstration. 

The right to peacefully assemble and protest is protected by the First Amendment, and has been a profoundly important way for generation after generation to effect positive change throughout the history of our country.

Please stand up for our right to assemble and protest peacefully in Florida by rejecting HB 1.

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