MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Space Coast Progressive Alliance will host a Trayvon Martin and Stand Your Ground Forum, Thursday August 2nd, 6:30pm at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL.
The topic of the forum will be: "Does the Trayvon Martin case prove Florida needs to repeal the Stand Your Ground law?"
The controversial Stand Your Ground law was authored by members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The SCPA says that conservative corporate support organization also helped pass similar laws in 23 states by funneling support from corporate interests to state legislatures. Read more: http://www.alecexposed.org/
The event is free and open to the public.
The presentation is followed by a question and answer session.
Distinguished Panel to include:
John Alvarez - Democratic Candidate Florida State Representative District 53
Ryan Vescio, Democratic Candidate for State Attorney of the 18th Judicial Circuit in Brevard and Seminole Counties
Adrian Moss-Beasley, Deputy Sheriff, Democratic Candidate for Brevard Sheriff
Leonard Dean Ross - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Of Melbourne FL
Robert Johnson President South Brevard NAACP
Danielle McMullen OFA Organizer, will be on hand to register voters and update voter ID's.
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. announcements.
Program begins at 7p.m.
Groups: You're invited to make a 1-3 minute informal presentation on your mission, current or upcoming events, petition efforts, etc. Bring literature and other materials to share. Info sharing & networking are the purpose of the evening!