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California Lawmakers Push for Florida Boycott

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Member of the California Black Legislative Caucus want to see Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law repealed and they're urging a boycott of Florida.

"Over the years, everyone realized that the rallies, the protests, they have limited returns," says Asm. Chris Holden (D-Pasadena). "A boycott seemed to make sense for us to explore."

Holden, who has four teenage sons, says he wants to send a message to Florida politicians.

"When you think about how segregation laws were so prominent in the South, a lot of pressure came from the outside to move us in a different direction and create avenues for change," says Holden. "We're hoping that we can do something similar to force change."

Some Florida politicians also want to see the law overhauled.

At a press conference today, Florida Senator Chris Smith said: "This bill actually encourages people to shoot their way out of situations and that's not how we live in a civilized society."

Holden says he plans to introduce the resolution to boycott Florida in August, when the assembly returns from its summer break.

Fox 11 investigative producer Heidi Cuda has this story.

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