Dream Defenders

The “Let Freedom Ring” Speech You Didn’t Hear

Philip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders in Florida, and Sofia Campos, chairperson of the immigrant rights youth-led organization United We Dream, were both scheduled to speak at yesterday's "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony but due to alleged time constraints they never made it to the podium.

Florida Lawmakers Reject ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

Florida legislators have no plans on repelling the state’s “stand your ground law”.  Last night legislators rejected a call for a special session. In a final tally released by the Department of State, 108 legislators voted against the special session, while 47 voted for it....

We Shall Not Be Moved: Dream Defenders Occupy Florida Capital, Demand Stand Your Ground Repeal

It’s been 10 days since the Dream Defenders, and scores of students and activists, have been occupying Florida’s state house. The group says they plan on staying put outside of Governor Rick Scott’s office until he convenes a special legislative session to enact the Trayvon...