NAACP issues a travel advisory against visiting Florida because of DeSantis

May 22, 2023

The NAACP's national board of directors has issued a formal travel advisory for Florida, warning black and LGBTQ people against visiting the state due to Governor Ron DeSantis' policies. The NAACP said the advisory was 'in direct response' to the Florida governor's 'aggressive attempts to erase black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.' DeSantis, who is expected to announce his presidential campaign later this week, previously responded to the proposal of an NAACP travel advisory against Florida by calling the idea 'a joke'. NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson (left) slammed DeSantis (right) over his laws on education as the civil rights group issued a travel advisory against visiting FloridaThe travel advisory appears to be a reaction to several related measures that DeSantis recently signed into law. 'We will not not allow our rights and history to be held hostage for political grandstanding'The travel advisory was initially proposed to the NAACP national board of directors by NAACP's Florida State Conference in March.