A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led eight major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, where state legislators and business representatives meet to draft model legislation.
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If Trayvon Martin had been white, would he still be alive? That was the question participants discussed Sunday on the Spanish-language news show Al Punto.
The Coca-Cola Company announced Wednesday it is withdrawing from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”
State Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed a task force to review Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law.
Florida Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, called the the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law ambiguous on CNN this morning.
The death of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., at the hands of George Zimmerman continues to spark debate over the role of race in the shooting, as well as Florida’s controversial Stand Your Grand law.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Monday morning, Gov. Rick Scott spoke about the importance of building up businesses in Florida, specifically in the wake of the BP oil spill, and also fielded questions about the controversial Trayvon Martin case.