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.