Civil Rights Group exercise caution to tourists visiting Florida

 Wednesday, May 24, 2023 


For Florida, over the weekend, the NAACP issued a travel advisory, joining two other civil rights groups in exercising cautious words to the possible tourists that recent policies advocated by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers are candidly opposing toward the people of color, African Americans and LGBTQ+ individuals.

A long time supporter for Black Americans, NAACP partnered with the League of United Latin American Citizens and Equality Florida, in introducing travel advisories for the Sunshine State. Here, tourism is one of the largest job sectors whatsoever.

On Saturday, the caution approved by the board of directors of NAACP informs visitors that, before going to Florida, everyone should appreciate that Florida diminishes and marginalizes the assistances of, and the tough situations faced by African Americans and other colored communities.

On Sunday, an email was sent in the morning to DeSantis’ office looking for remarks and observations. The Republican governor this week is hoped to run for the GOP presidential nomination.

In the US, among tourists, Florida is one of the most popular states and tourism is one of the biggest industries here. In 2022, over 137.5 million tourists visited Florida, highlighting a return to the levels of pre-pandemic times, as per Visit Florida, the tourism promotion agency of the state.

The sector supports 1.6 million full-time as well as part-time jobs. In 2019, visitors spent $98.8 billion in Florida, the last year figures are available.

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