Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, said Wednesday he plans to introduce a resolution urging a statewide boycott of Florida and calling for a repeal of its "stand your ground" law in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
"When I heard the verdict last weekend, I was disappointed and saddened," Holden said. "Another young black child is dead and nobody is being held accountable. It is a true nightmare scenario for every black parent in America, and a sad commentary on racial injustice in this country."
Holden said he would introduce a resolution on behalf of the California Legislative Black Caucus calling for a boycott of the state, encouraging all organizations, businesses and families who normally do business with or travel to Florida "to consider patronizing other states."
"It's just not safe to travel in Florida until the law is changed," he said.