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Around 150 black women and girls marched on the Capitol Thursday for Black Girls Day. Tallahassee Democrat

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"Who's dynamite? Black girls are dynamite!"

2020年欧冠赛程表And around 150 of them marched on the Capitol Thursday to make that known and celebrate the 3rd annual Black Girls Day. 

They began at the Florida People's Advocacy Center around 10 a.m., walking the mile stretch to the Capitol, chanting along the way, for an 11 a.m. gathering inside the fourth-floor rotunda. 

There, they were joined by black women lawmakers like Rep. Kamia Brown, who organized the day, Rep. Delores Hogan Johnson, Rep. Dotie Joseph and others for a press conference. 

Twelve speakers highlighted a number of issues in this year's legislative session that affect black women and girls including rent control, hairstyle discrimination, abortion and the . 

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2020年欧冠赛程表 reported that a 6-year-old Duval County girl was “traumatized completely” after being removed from her elementary school and taken to a mental health care facility under the statute.

Chanice Lee, a 17-year-old community organizer from Fort Lauderdale, read aloud an "open letter to every single legislator who voted 'yes' on the parental consent bill that will require minors to receive permission from parents before having an abortion."

In her letter, she called out the lawmakers who passed the bill in both the House and the Senate. 

2020年欧冠赛程表"Millions of young people will be eligible to vote this year and I promise we will do everything in our power to vote people like you all out," Lee said. "And after we vote you out, we're coming for your seats and we're taking over this building because you all have shown us that you're clearly not capable of running this state without somehow jeopardizing the lives of young people."

Lee specifically called out women who voted for the bill. The legislation was co-sponsored by Rep. Kimberly Daniels, a black woman from Duval County. A person who answered the phone at the representative's office declined comment. 

"If you're a woman, especially a woman who looks like me, who voted for this bill, shame on you," Lee added. "None of you can ever claim to care about the well-being of black women and girls because your actions have proven otherwise. I can never forgive any of you for taking away my right to choose on my own."

She signed off with "...sincerely, a fed-up teenage girl," which was met with an eruption of cheers and applause that filled the rotunda. 

Rep. Brown, who sponsored the advocacy day, highlighted her "CROWN Act" (), which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” and would prohibit discrimination of "protected and natural" hairstyles in housing, education and employment.

2020年欧冠赛程表"We surely have a long way to go," Brown said. "But with the advocacy days such as Black Girls Day at the Capitol, we are on the right path of getting fair policy on the books and truly leveling the playing field for the black girls here today and definitely the ones that are coming after us."

Contact Tori Lynn Schneider at tschneider@m3dancehouse.com or on Twitter @photoriphy. Check out her photos on Instagram @phototori_. 

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