@RonDeSantis Kills, Sickens Children

Many more infections, ICU’s full, fighting against public health by boards of education, children in ICU’s, indifferent to vaccinations.

His Goal, Mirroring Trump–get reelected at the cost of public health.

Florida State Board of Education Promotes Desease in Students

Two Florida school districts that defied state rules and imposed mask mandates for students have been given 48 hours to reverse course or lose state funding equal to the salaries of their school board members.

In an order sent Friday to the districts in Alachua and Broward counties — the first of five districts in the state to impose mask requirements this month — the State Board of Education said that if they do not reverse their mandates in two days, the districts will have to provide Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran the current salaries of each school board member.

Florida gives school districts 48 hours to reverse mask mandates or lose funding

Florida’s Surgeon General is a Pediatrician

Where in the world is Florida’s surgeon general — a pediatrician, no less — as COVID numbers spike for kids in Florida?

Surgeon general Scott Rivkees must speak up on COVID and kids | Miami Herald

OPINION (Thomas Kennedy): Ron DeSantis Is an Authoritarian

Ron DeSantis increasingly acts like an authoritarian rather than a governor elected by a razor-thin margin of about 30,000 votes. We are seeing the end of a legislative session that can only be described as a direct assault on Floridians.

Republicans in the state legislature passed bills that bully trans kids that want to play sports, criminalize protesting, suppress the right to vote, raised sales taxes for consumers, and blocked raising unemployment benefits for those who are still struggling through the pandemic.

While doing nothing to better the lives of Floridians, DeSantis and his acolytes were busy trying to distract the public by passing a silly and likely unconstitutional bill going after social media companies for “deplatforming” candidates running statewide in the state.

OPINION: Ron DeSantis Is an Authoritarian

Authoritarian DeSantis

Ron DeSantis has enlisted the Florida GOP to make Florida more like Venezuela and Cuba–a state with an authoritarian leader who restricts the citizens’ rights to vote and protest.

Aaron Parnas on Twitter: “Ron DeSantis has enlisted the Florida GOP to make Florida more like Venezuela and Cuba–a state with an authoritarian leader who restricts the citizens’ rights to vote and protest. We must defeat him at all costs.” / Twitter

Florida Governor/Legislature

They are openly embarrassingly antidemocratic by leading the nation in voter suppression. The measures are designed to kill the Black vote and other minorities by making voting by mail and vote delivery difficult for the many people who voted by mail in 2020.

FL Legislature approves GOP voting reforms; critics call for governor to veto | Florida Phoenix

The League of Women Voters of Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, and the Fair Elections Center reacted swiftly to the final vote on the bill, all denouncing it and calling on DeSantis to veto it. League of Women Voters President Patricia Brigham called it a “terrible piece of legislation.” “The bill’s sweeping changes will undoubtedly make it harder for Floridians to cast their ballot, with a disproportionate impact on elderly voters, voters with disabilities, students and communities of color,” Brigham wrote in a statement. “Since the start of the 2021 legislative session, the League has cautioned legislators that making these types of changes to our election process will have consequential impacts on voters. Not only has a detrimental piece of legislation passed, but it was done in an undemocratic way, and the public’s voice was silenced.”

FL Legislature approves GOP voting reforms; critics call for governor to veto | Florida Phoenix