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Florida Democratic Party Statement on the Protest Bill Announced by Governor Ron DeSantis

On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis along with incoming Republican leaders announced their intention to pass a bill that places unreasonable and severe punishments on those who protest. 

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement in response:

“This bill is a radical political stunt by Governor Ron DeSantis. The fact that he and the Republican legislators can come up with a plan to criminalize peaceful protests while ignoring our broken unemployment system and COVID-19, shows just how little they actually care about Floridians. 

“Real leaders step up in moments of crisis, but today’s actions again prove that Governor DeSantis is weak. He can’t meet this moment, actually get the virus under control and unite Floridians— so instead, he is resorting to cheap, political stunts meant to appease Donald Trump in an election year and stifle the movement for racial equality and justice.”

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