NAACP leaders deliver a priority list to Scott
Two civil rights leaders met Tuesday with Gov. Rick Scott and gave the new Republican chief executive a list of nearly two dozen priorities in areas ranging from education to health care to job creation to voting. Scott's visitors were Adora Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP, and Dale Landry, the Tallahassee chapter president.
The NAACP's priority list includes smaller class sizes, elimination of racial and ethnic health care disparities, automatic restoration of civil rights for ex-felons (a program recently abolished by Scott and the Cabinet), expanded early voting hours and abortion rights. The civil rights group opposes the recently-signed bill tying teacher pay to student performance, as well as shortening the period of time the unemployed can collect jobless benefits.
"It went pretty well, as well as could be expected," Landry said. He said Scott made no commitments and the meeting lasted for about 30 minutes .