National Bar Association President attends Stand Your Ground Rally in Tallahassee
WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, Patricia Rosier, President of the National Bar Association, joined civil rights leaders and hundred of supporters during a Stand Your Ground rally and march to the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.
The Stand Your Ground rally and march, protested the controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws in the state of Florida. Civil rights leaders urge lawmakers to re-evaluate the Stand Your Ground law and to review the restrictions and training for neighborhood watch volunteers.
“Stand Your Ground laws have come into the spotlight after the senseless violent killings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis,” stated Patricia Rosier, President of the National Bar Association. “Today, we march for them and urge lawmakers to re-evaluate this law,” stated Rosier.
The march was also attended by Past Presidents Arthenia Joyner and Daryl Parks; Attorney Benjamin Crump, Vice-President of the National Bar Association; the Rev. Al Sharpton, political activist; Roland Martin, journalist and other civil rights leaders.
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 59,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit: www.nationalbar.org