Gov. Ron DeSantis' Union League honor sparks outrage, protests in Philadelphia

January 26, 2023

DeSantis received the Union League's gold medal, an honor first bestowed on President Abraham Lincoln back in 1863The Union League of Philadelphia will bestow its highest honor on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Union League of Philadelphia bestowed its highest honor on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Tuesday evening. State Senator Vincent Hughes was among the protesters who gathered outside of the Union League Tuesday. Ron DeSantis' office. Meanwhile, protesters are calling on members to cancel their memberships and for other organizations to boycott the Union League and its facilities.