Breaking: League of Women Voters of Florida and Others Sue To Stop Florida’s Voter Suppression Bill

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Governor Ron DeSantis has made the politically motivated choice to disallow school boards to take necessary measures to protect children from the danger of COVID-19 by banning required mask-wearing in public schools. This erosion of the power of home rule is corrosive to democracy leaving local officials stripped of their authority to make decisions based on local conditions that vary tremendously across the state.

The League is urging Governor DeSantis to revert to his earlier position when he expressed that local authorities know best.

➡️ Statement: bit.ly/3A0fs4C
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Governor Ron DeSantis has made the politically motivated choice to disallow school boards to take necessary measures to protect children from the danger of COVID-19 by banning required mask-wearing in public schools. This erosion of the power of home rule is corrosive to democracy leaving local officials stripped of their authority to make decisions based on local conditions that vary tremendously across the state. 

The League is urging Governor DeSantis to revert to his earlier position when he expressed that local authorities know best.

➡️ Statement: bit.ly/3A0fs4C

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No vaxx No masks..Disaster!!

Thank you!! But this power hungry pr!ck won’t do anything to change 😖

The Department of Education just released its “Return to School Roadmap,” a resource to lay out actionable strategies to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated guidance for K-12 schools, so that schools can minimize transmission and sustain in-person learning. "As students return for in-person learning, CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Schools should also use multiple strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on local transmission and vaccination rates. " The parent checklist is here: sites.ed.gov/roadmap/parent-checklist/

Masks are optional! They are not banned. If you prefer your child to wear a mask, you have that choice! Thank you Gov DeSantis, for giving parents an option!

I support Governor Ron DeSantis and a parent’s right to choose!!! So thankful for our amazing Governor!!!! Stop trying to make this a socialist country! This is NOT a school safety issue. School staff and teachers have the option to vaccinate. Parents have the option to keep their medically fragile children home and use the virtual option. It’s time to return our HEALTHY children to NORMAL! IF you wish to mask, mask! It’s really SIMPLE. Worry about your own face and that of your children’s...

You can urge the Wannabe dictator all you want. It’s not happening.

But if you want a taxpayer funded voucher for a private school your kids can be protected by masks. They are using our children.

I'm in Lake county pretty sure that board will side with deathsantis. They allowed guns no matter how many teachers, students, and general public turned out. But the fight has to continue.

Urging this man to choose the lives of children over political expediency won’t work, unfortunately. He’s impervious to acting in the interests of public health.

Don't urge him or plead with him: sue him. Then have him arrested for practicing medicine without a license. Then arrest him for attempted murder. Oh would that be negligent homicide.

Parents right to choose IS a safe school environment. Everyone has choices dependent on their own household needs.

Thank you

Home Rule, Ronnie. Home Rule. The GOP pushed it years ago when the Democrats were in the majority to keep "Tallahassee" from imposing its own mandates on the counties and cities. Go back to your roots.

People should understand the word dictator- a dictator is a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained control by force. I'm still scratching my head how Governor Desantis fits this mold? He never said you couldn't wear masks if you want to wear it and if you are that afraid STAY HOME! I think sometimes people like to be told what to do that yall have no brain and can't think for yourselves....

Hear, hear!

Is a lawsuit being considered to rule his executive order as violating the Florida constitutional right to a safe school environment? It seems to me that banning schools from choosing to follow CDC and AAP recommended safety guidelines in the middle of the worst virus outbreak Florida has ever seen should count as not meeting the safe schools requirement.

My Body, My Choice

I'm a Miami Dade Parent and I support this message

Can we do something? I can’t sit around and wait anymore- school starts in two weeks and my daughter is not going indoors around a bunch of unmasked people

I am incredibly angry and sad that the father of 3 young children ( our Florida governor DeSantis) would stop local school boards from making decisions affecting the health and safety of children in their counties!

We need to vote DeSantis out in 2022!

Thank you 💜

Communists say what?

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Why are they arrested?

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