Tallahassee, Florida -July 27, 2012
One month before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, four members of 'The Coalition' protested outside the Florida Republican Party Offices in Tallahassee Thursday, July 27 as part of a national day of action.
The nonpartisan group-made up of members from various labor, educational and environmental organizations-says it is protesting against the Republican agenda. It's an agenda 'The Coalition' says attacks women's rights and provides tax breaks to the wealthiest 'one percent'. 'The Coalition' says it is also demanding good jobs, affordable education, health care, equality and peace.
"The Republican Party because of its influence, its corporate influence specifically, has interests that are against the people such as not providing health care, union busting, non-efforts towards sustainability. So we are bringing this agenda, our agenda, the people's agenda to the Republican National Convention," says Cecelia O'Brien, member of 'The Coalition.'
The Florida Republican Party declined to comment on the protesters' demands.
'The Coalition' says it plans to protest both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. It says it expects thousands to march on the RNC August 27th in Tampa.