Stevie Wonder Boycotting Florida "Until Stand Your Ground Is Abolished"

Sorry, Miami. But if we ever want to see Stevie Wonder again, we have to start making some changes. It's time to get political.

You see, Stevie Wonder made a pledge and he signed, sealed, and delivered that promise right to our doorstep. Actually, he said it on stage in Quebec shortly after George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Stevie Wonder will never play Florida again (or any state that upholds a Stand Your Ground law) until that law is overturned.

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"I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder said Sunday while performing in Quebec City. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."

Now, Stevie's decision may seem slapdash, since it seems lately a lot of what our Florida legislature does is completely out of touch with the needs and desires of its people, and it kind of feels like we're the ones who are being punished. But you know what? He's right. Only a motivated populace can make lasting change.

"The truth is that -- for those of you who've lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world -- we can't bring them back," he said. "What we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That's what I know we can do."

What do you say, Florida? It's time to make a change.

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