Congratulations to our DOSOMETHING2013 nominee: Daniel Maree . . .
An entrepreneur and activist all in one . . .
Growing up as a black male in a predominantly white neighborhood in Florida, Daniel frequently felt profiled because of his race.. He did not decide to do anything about this until February 2012 when Trayvon Martin was shot while walking around his neighborhood. Daniel started the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice to advocate for amending the Stand Your Ground law in Florida, instruct young people on conflict resolution techniques and inform the public about all forms of profiling. Million Hoodies raised awareness for Trayvon Martin’s case by collecting over two million petition signatures to have George Zimmerman arrested and engaged 50,000 people to participate in Million Hoodies rallies across the country. There are Million Hoodies chapters in 12 U.S. cities.
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