Shelby Shoup

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Shelby Shoup

Shelby Shoup is a Tallahassee activist.

"Lock 'em down"

Delilah Pierre July 28, 2020 Tallahassee, FL - On July 25, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee along with concerned parents, teachers, students and allies marched from the Department of Education to the governor’s mansion to demand that Governor Ron Desantis, the Leon County school board and other responsible bodies keep schools closed until it is safe to return to in-person learning. Doctors, nurses and educators emphasized the urgency of the global pandemic and the need for a safe, science-based reopening strategy in the face of rising COVID-19 cases.

Aspiring teacher and FSU student Shelby Shoup stated, “Although I have seen teachers and students face really atrocious working and learning conditions, I’ve never seen something so risky and dangerous as reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic. I have loved ones, I have colleagues, I have mentors who work and study in Leon county schools and I don’t want them to die. Even a single life loss is a preventable death and we should do everything we can to prevent those.”

Shoop continued, “The call that is being put forward by school employees, and students and families across the country - for schools to open only after 14 days of no new cases reported by our districts - is the only way to go.”

Incoming high school senior Maddelena Kaji expressed her family’s devastation at the loss of her grandfather to COVID-19 and how afraid she is for younger people who don’t take the pandemic seriously, bringing in-person attendees and livestream viewers to tears as she said, “I miss my grandad and I don’t want my friends to die, too.

Parents, teachers and students are continuing to organize virtually, locally and across the state, to combat the governor’s rush to reopen. Shoup stated, “You can beat down and abuse teachers and workers only for so long before they stand up and fight back!”[1]

Loud & Clear

11:03 12.10.2018,"Sorry, You're On Your Own" US Govt's Message to Americans in Hurricane.

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Shelby Shoup, a student activist at Florida State University who was in the center of the hurricane yesterday, and Gail Walker, the executive director of Pastors for Peace and a Cuba solidarity activist.[2]

Abolish ICE

About 30 people gathered Saturday June 2018 at the Wakulla Immigration Detention Facility as part of the nationwide Families Belong Together protests.

The protesters, mostly young people who traveled from Tallahassee, said they opposed the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that called for the separation and criminal persecution of families who illegally cross the border.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 to end the separation practice, but all migrants caught illegally crossing the border will still face criminal prosecution.

“There’s just no excuse,” said 53-year-old Carla Weaver. “We’re not going to stand for this.”

Some protesters opposed the very existence of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

“ICE should not be allowed to operate in a way that is deceitful and violent and violates people’s rights,” said 21-year-old Maddie Hendrick. “ICE should be shut down, abolished.”

Charlie Farrell, joined around 30 people gathered Saturday outside of the Wakulla Sheriff's Office in Crawfordville, Fla., home to an ICE detention facility, as part of the nationwide Families Belong Together rally to protest the separation and detention of migrant families by the U.S. federal government.

Signs held by attendees read “ICE better when crushed,” “Stop separating families” and “Abolish ICE.” Most of them would take those signs with them later Saturday, when they made the trip back to the Capitol for another Families Belong Together Protest.

The Crawfordville protest was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation - Tallahassee and Students for Justice in Palestine.

“We need to tear the whole system down,” said 19-year-old Shelby Shoup, one of the organizers. “Abolishing ICE is our minimum demand.”[3]

Gillum intern

An intern for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been arrested and charged with battery after she threw chocolate milk on a group of College Republicans tabling on campus.

The far-left student activist who had the profanity-laced meltdown, Shelby Shoup, is listed as an intern for the Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor Campaign on LinkedIn and a member of FSU Students for Justice in Palestine. [4]

PSL member


Shelby Shoup is a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.