The activist group Awake The State, which has many offshoots, such as Awake Tampa, led a series of protest rallies against Governor Rick Scott and the GOP-led Florida Legislature last spring, and they were some of the most successful political rallies by liberal Democrats seen in Florida in a long time (Awake The State was named by Cl last month as the activist group of the year).
Next Tuesday, November 1, Awake Tampa is calling for a rally in downtown Tampa at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The group is dubbing the event, "The Year of Engagement Kickoff," as it marks a year before the 2012 national election.
Organizers say they will "have trainings, work groups, and resources to help get YOU and every single voter ready, not only to be well informed, but to have the tools to create real change, and to effectively advocate to legislators and decision makers."
And there is a special keynote speaker.