Awake the State

Rachel Iacovone

A group of Southwest Floridians rallied Tuesday in opposition to Gov. Rick Scott and his backers at Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers. More than a hundred people, of all ages, gathered on the opening of the 2017 legislative session for the annual Awake the State rally. 

Photo: Awake the State

As the 2017 Florida legislative session begins, activists are rallying behind under the “Awake the State” banner are gathering in towns all over Florida tonight, including Fort Myers.

They’re making demands on lawmakers in Tallahassee on topics ranging from education funding, to environmental issues, and more.