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Community Protests President Elect Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks

Anti-Trump March Canceled Over Safety Concerns
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 14:17:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Teachers, lawmakers and concerned parents across the country are protesting Donald Trump's education secretary pick.

Betsy Devos says she's committed to transforming the education system by expanding school choice, which many educators say would leave public schools behind.

Here in the Capital City, not only were they against the education secretary selection, but other nominations as well.

People gathered at the capitol Monday afternoon to protest President Elect Donald Trump's cabinet choices and demand that Senator Marco Rubio block his decisions.

At odds over Donald trump's cabinet picks, people are concerned about corruption and potential conflicts of interest.

Protesters at the capitol made their voices known, meeting with a representative of Senator Rubio and giving him a petition to pass along.

"Just because the president elect has nominated someone does not mean they are fit for the job nor that they are qualified, and what we are hoping is that Senator Rubio will do his job, will listen to his constituents, vet the candidates properly and block the ones that need to be blocked," said Lakey Love, the state chair for the Women's March on Washington of Florida. 

Concerned citizen Nicola Soza, a member of the LGBT community, says protesting is important because even if elected officials don't listen and the nominations go through, it's important that they know about the people's dissatisfaction.

Soza said, "I am here to ensure that my voice is heard and that the voices of my friends that were not able to be here are also heard."

Protesters hope that Senator Rubio and more senators across different states come together to help block president elect trumps' cabinet picks before his inauguration on January 20th.