Waymon Hudson

National Day of Protest comes to Florida

Filed By Waymon Hudson | November 13, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Amendment 2, Florida, Join the Impact, Prop 8, protest

*Updates at the end of the post- New Cities Added*

Everyone has been asking what they can do in response to Amendment 2, California Prop 8, and Arizona 102. Well, someone has answered that question.

fist.jpgJoin the Impact has started a movement for a National Day of Protest on November 15th, 2008:

On the steps of your City Hall on November 15th at 10:30am PST /1:30pm EST, our community WILL take to the streets and speak out.

The website now has 13 locations in Florida listed, but are asking for anyone to contact them to arrange one in their area. California had been protesting nonstop since their constitutional amendment passed, making huge national headlines. Now we can all step up and do the same in our own state.

Visit www.jointheimpact.com for more information. Feel free to use the comments section here or send me information to post about protests you are organizing in your area. Protest information for each city after the jump...

And here's another way to communicate about the protests: http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/


Here is the latest location and contact info for Florida protests:



330 E Bay St # 103
Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 630-2028


Katie Langella
[email protected]
text 904-422-7625



Lake Worth


Lake Worth City Hall

7 N. Dixie Hwy.
Lake Worth, Fl. 33460


[email protected]
Nov. 15th Lake Worth Facebook event listing



Miami Beach


Miami Beach City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL


[email protected]
Miami Beach Facebook Event Page




Orlando City Hall
One City Commons
400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32802-4990
(at the corner of Orange Avenue and South Street)

(407) 246-2155



HRC Orlando

Facebook Event:




Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale City Hall
100 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
1:30 pm


Contact: Bishop SF Ma-Hee, 954-775-2310
Email: [email protected]

See their Press Release






Meet at the Westcott building at noon
located at College Av. & Copeland St.
then march to
The Old Capitol building
located at Monroe Street & Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida





Tampa Bay / Pinellas


Mirror Lake Park, near St. Petersburg City Hall
1st. Ave. N and 6th St.
St. Petersburg, FL


See their press release


Andrew Conte
[email protected]

Cate Colgan

[email protected] 





Tampa Bay / Hillsborough


Joe Chillura Courthouse Square

602 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL


See their press release


 R. Zeke Fread

Cathy James
[email protected]




Panama City


Panama City City Hall
9 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL 32402


Wes Keene
[email protected]






Martin Luther King Jr Plaza

in the Palafox St. median

between Chase and Gregory streets.

MLK Plaza


Jordan Britt
[email protected]


Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=39876151722 


Key West

Old City Hall
510 Green Street
Key West, FL

[email protected]


Miami Protest

7-10 PM at Club Azucar in MIAMI

Media Contact | 786.356.1665



30124 Coffee House
14676 Kennard Street
Waldo FL 32694

Roland Wise: [email protected]



Alachua County Administration Building
12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
The corner of SE 1st Street and SE 1st Avenue

MJ: [email protected]


I'll update as I get more information!

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Thank you for posting the Orlando information!

Alfredo Martinez | November 11, 2008 2:23 PM

I will fight anyone the interfers in my process for EQUALITY as I did at the Stonewall. I'm 61 yrs old and don't like the religious right to tell me who I can love, or have sex with.
I feel the Second Amendment to Floridas' Contitution
has TAKEN AWAY EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW Guaranteed by the Constitution.
Alfredo Martinez


I've reccently added Pensacola to Join the Impact! http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/

Join me in helping organize Pensacola Florida for this cause.

Details at http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Florida

Waymon great job in spreading the word. I just spoke to some of the planners of the Miami Beach protest and they say dozens have already signed up and many more are asking for details. Which event will you attend? GaySoFla.com will cover the Miami Beach event.

David L. Wylie
Senior Editor

Hi David!

Good news about the Miami Beach protest! I'm helping organize the Fort Lauderdale one, but will actually be attending a protest in Michigan (I'm going to be out of town for family issues).

I have some people covering the Lauderdale event and the Tampa events.

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Yes, JOIN THE IMPACT...so far 37 cities in California, including MINE!

pensacola, yayyyyyyy

if you havent seen this video, everyone should watch it and share it!!


New Cities and Events added:

Key West, Waldo, and a nighttime Miami Event! Check it out!

Gainesville info added.

FL now has the second most cities particpating, after California.

Where's Waldo (Florida)???

BTW.....got an email from Equality Florida:

"Undo 2- No Second Class Citizenship!"

"Undo2 is a grassroots campaign to undo the harm of Amendment 2-a constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality and jeopardizes any legal protections for same-sex couples and all unmarried Floridians."


I had to google map it.... LOL

It's just northeast of Gainesville. Way to go, Waldo!! :)

I just left a comment for OrlandoSentinel.com to post notice of this rally in Orlando. Is there someone contacting the radio and television stations? I suggest someone call into Real Radio 104.1 and start conversations with Monster or Jim Phelps shows. I would but I can't because I'm in a meeting all day and cannot call.

Jesse Monteagudo | November 14, 2008 12:00 PM

I don't know if this is still true, but Waldo, Florida had a reputation for being a notorious speed trap. College kids heading north from the University of Florida in Gainesville would be stopped by the Waldo cops and fined for going over the town's low speed limit.

Lydia Medina | November 14, 2008 7:08 PM

I will protesting in front of city hall in Orlando which I think is a mistake because city hall is very gay friendly in my opinion we should have taken the protest in front of some church which were the ones who were pushing that dumb amendment 2 to begin with, but we must also take blame because the gay community did very little to fight this amendment. Anyway I hope the showing is as big as for gay pride.

I sent out 1600 emails last night for the Fort Lauderdale rally, if i had more time i could have spread the word alot farther with straight and gay people. We must do this again bigger and better.
Everyone must finally say something and stop the religious right from taking our rights away. THIS HAS TO STOP

Hello Folks,

Roland Wise here from Waldo, Florida. We are really here, so come on by the Coffee Shop in downtown across from City Hall, and get into the discussion about our common desire to UNDO 2.

Our protest the other day had 10 people, and with Waldo's population being 500, we all agreed that it was a great beginning. These grass root meetings that are happening all over the US are going to go down in history as our step toward freemdom and equal rights once and for ALL.

Check out our website, www.proposition10.blogspot.com
and please go to FACEBOOK and join the group PROPOSITION 10 (roland wise)