Looking for ways to help end Stand Your Ground laws? After the Trayvon Martin shooting, online petitions to repeal Stand Your Ground or Shoot First laws started popping up from Florida to Arizona. Since the trial, they have multiplied.
Because there are so many petitions out there, it gets a little confusing, so EndStandYourGround.com has tried to compile a list, (which is by no means complete), that comprises more than 20 of the more accessible petitions you can add your name to. This list will be updated periodically, so you can come back for any we may have missed. The total signatures collected are current as of Aug. 9, 2013:
ColorOfChange.org and MoveOn.org (Collected:46,890 Goal:50,000)
Change For Trayvon (Collected:383,844 Goal:500,000)
Daily Kos (Collected:53,100 Goal:Unknown)
Repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground law CLOSED (Goal:10,000 Collected:16,011)
Boycott Florida Tourism (Collected: 13,177 Goal:15,000)
Review All (Florida) Stand Your Ground Laws (Collected:651 Goal:Unknown)
Repeal Pennsylvania Stand Your Ground Law (Collected:272 Goal:300)
Repeal New Hampshire Stand Your Ground Laws (Collected:1,605 Goal:2,000)
Impact petition for state legislators to review all Stand Your Ground laws (Collected:143 Goal:200)
Repeal Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law (Collected:384 Goal:400)
Petitions to Dept of Justice to repeal Stand Your Ground laws in Alabama, Arizona, Floria, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina
Repeal all Stand Your Ground laws (Collected:Unknown Goal:Unknown)
Repeal Shoot First laws (Collected:Unknown Goal:Unknown)
Call on state Governors to Repeal Stand Your Ground laws on Social Justice site Sojo.com (Collected:Unknown Goal:Unknown)
Meanwhile, a petition to have Stand Your Ground laws declared illegal, on the WhiteHouse.gov ‘We The People’ petition site, has been closed, and was unable to generate the 100,000 signatures needed for an official response.
How do you feel about Stand Your Ground laws?
- Does Your State Have A Stand Your Ground Law? (endstandyourground.wordpress.com)
- Trayvon Martin’s mother: Repeal stand-ground law (onlineathens.com)
- Ann Arbor City Council seeks repeal of ‘stand your ground’ law (minbcnews.com)
- Florida Boycott Urged Over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law (hispanicbusiness.com)
- How do you feel about Stand Your Ground Laws? (theobamacrat.com)