Despite winning his 2018 election by a very slim margin, Ron DeSantis has long acted like he has a far-Right mandate. The Florida Republican has spent much of the last 2 years denigrating basic COVID-19 protocols.Lately, DeSantis has been focused on winning the culture war against the LGBTQ+ community. And even though it has been heavily criticized, the Governor has continued to argue for his Don’t Say Gay Bill. On Monday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams invited Florida citizens upset about the bill to move to New York.
Adams revealed that billboards encouraging people to move to New York will be put up in the towns of Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.
The Mayor explained, “This political showmanship of attempting to demonize a particular group or community is unacceptable, and we are going to loudly show our support and say to those who are living in Florida listen, we want you here in New York.”
Adams closed his message, “This is the city of Stonewall. This is the city where we are proud to talk about how you can live in a comfortable setting and not be harassed, not be abused, not only as adults but also as young people.”
Watch a clip from the new ad campaign below:
We have a message for Florida’s LGBTQ+ community: come to a city where you can be you. Join us now at City Hall. https://t.co/0OOg7zigSB
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 4, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.