Awake Again May 10

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By: Press Release Email

MEDIA ADVISORY May 9, 2011 Contact: Barbara DeVane 850-251-4280 Tallahassee Residents Respond to Legislature's Attack on Florida Families, 'Awake Again May 10' Tallahassee 'CSI Team' to return to the scene of the legislative crime for honk and wave planned in front of Old Capitol TALLAHASSEE - Concerned residents of Tallahassee will Awake Again May 10 as part of a statewide, grassroots chorus of protests opposing the newly approved state budget that imposes devastating cuts to education, health care, social programs and environmental protection. The budget also unfairly taxes the middle class including teachers, nurses and firefighters, while handing out tax breaks to corporations. Similar Awake Again May 10 rallies are being held in at least ten cities throughout the state. Schedule for Tuesday, May 10th What: Honk and wave When: 4:30-6:00 PM Where: Intersection of Monroe and Apalachee Parkway (in front of Old Capitol) Who: Concerned residents of Tallahassee Why: In opposition to state budget "While politicians paid lip service to improving the job climate in Florida, at the end of the day, all they did this year is make it tougher for our state to recruit quality teachers, nurses, first responders and other vital service workers. It's a crime. And on May 10, they're gonna hear about it from Florida voters," said Barbara DeVane. 'Awake the State' started as a Facebook page that quickly grew to thousands strong, resulting in rallies in cities across the state on March 8th. Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes have joined together to provide a platform for everyday Floridians to make their voices heard and Floridians are doing just that. ###
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