Add Nan Rich's Name to List of Protesters at Florida Capitol

Nan Rich is joining the protest against Stand Your Ground laws at the Florida Capitol. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate is the first political candidate in Florida to join in on the protest, which entered its 10th day Thursday. 

“The lack of equality in this state and how our laws are administered are important issues,” said Rich. “Stand Your Ground and the juvenile justice concerns these young people have raised are worth talking about.” 

Rich actually voted for the law in 2005 when it was approved by the Florida Senate 39-0. 

The former senator from Weston plans to stop by the Capitol Saturday, but she would not be allowed inside the Capitol, which shuts down over the weekends. 

“I am the only active, Democratic candidate in the race,” Rich said. “These issues are very important to me.” 

Protesters have been at the Capitol speaking out on the controversial Stand Your Ground laws in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. Protesters said they would not leave the Capitol until a special legislative session was called to discuss Stand Your Ground in Florida.
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