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

DeSantis COVID-19 Anti-Passport Policy–Hurts Tourism and Business

Many businesses need a carnivores passport style ID in order to effectively do business over the long haul. The cruise line business is one of them. Another is air travel. These alone bring millions of people here to Florida. Local businesses–hotels, beaches and clubs–will feel better with a lot of people with vaccine ID’s. Universities can’t operation without guarantees.

DeSantis ‘anti-riot’ law launches civil rights fight in FL | Miami Herald

Already, Florida lawmakers have assaulted and trampled the U.S. Constitution during this legislative session like the state hasn’t seen since Jim Crow days. Every bill, every strategy was already cooked, party-ready, at the behest of the state’s maximum leader, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

When he quacks like a fascist, the GOP choir, from Miami to Tallahassee, applauds him with fervor.

DeSantis’ ‘anti-riot’ law launches civil rights fight in FL | Miami Herald

More on Systemic Racism

The Herald interviewed a dozen elected officials from the greater Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville areas, where FEMA worked with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to establish vaccination sites in March.

All the officials told the Herald that the state did not make early, systematic efforts to advertise the sites. Often local leaders found out about the sites just a week before they opened, leaving them scrambling to develop outreach plans.

FEMA COVID vaccine sites failed Black Floridians | Miami Herald

This is Systemic Racism

While both state and local leaders have blamed vaccine hesitancy in the Black community for low numbers, national polling shows that Black adults are now nearly as willing as whites and Hispanics to get vaccines. Instead,

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tight restrictions on who could get vaccinated — eligibility criteria that favored age over other risk factors — and the state’s failure to coordinate with local officials to get the word out about the sites contributed to the failure, according to interviews with more than a dozen local elected leaders and public health experts.

FEMA COVID vaccine sites failed Black Floridians | Miami Herald

Florida and Miami-Dade County: Politicians Appear to Ignore COVID-19 Rise

Florida is one of 4 states with the highest infection rates. Miam-Dade County has largest number of among Florida Counties. Hospitalizations are starting to go back up. Vaccinations are increasing but not like many other states.

What are Governor DeSantis and Mayor Levine Cava doing. They are doing the worst that they could do–opening up, opposing masking (DeSantis), sending bad signals to the population by eliminating the last remaining curfew.

They are abandoning the people for political and economic advantages, advantages that are harvested with increasing illness and deaths.



Thank you, Governor DeSantis (4)

For facilitating the spread of B.1.1.7, the UK variant as well as other more dangerous variants, in Florida and to homes of tourists and spring breakers who acted totally without regard for their fellow human beings.