Skip to comments.Florida Gov. DeSantis calls special session to ban COVID-19 vaccine mandates
Posted on 10/21/2021 5:11:47 PM PDT by lightman
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called a special session of the Florida Legislature to pass legislation banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Speaking from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Hangar, he announced the special session would take place in November. He called for lawmakers to provide protections for workers whose employment is threatened by vaccine mandates.
"Your right to earn a living should not be contingent upon COVID shots," DeSantis said.
"When the vaccines first came out, we worked very hard to provide it, particularly to our elderly, but we said from day one: We will make it available for all, but we will mandate it for no one because ultimately we want individuals to make the determinations about what is right for them.
"I want a state in which people are able to maintain their livelihoods, earn a living, and provide for their families. And if the federal government or big corporations are hurting people, then we have a responsibility to step up and lead."
DeSantis was joined in the press conference by Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo.
"The governor has made it clear: Florida will not stand by and allow hard working citizens to be subjected to unemployment because they are being forced to show vaccine documentation, especially those who have remained on the front lines of COVID-19 for nearly two years now," Ladapo said. "The Department of Health will continue to protect Floridians through multi-faceted and data-driven solutions, not overreach."
In addition to banning mandates, DeSantis called for employers to be held accountable if an employee becomes sick or injured from taking a mandatory vaccine.
Ahead of the press conferences, members of DeSantis' staff handed out signs to attendees featuring an alligator on a yellow background reading "Don't Tread on Florida."
What is the proposed criminal penalty for attempting to impose, or imposing a vaccine mandate?
Dononald & Ronald 2024. Donny & Ronny, Don & Ron. Anyway you want put it will be the winning ticket.
Just wondering how the blood supply could be tainted by the mandated VAX.
Our Governor Stitt in Oklahoma is not bad.
The school teachers hate him. Got to like him for that.
He sure ain’t Governor DeSantis.
DeSantis would make a great President.
I like that “DeSantis Flag”.
we need to have more governors with similar resolve
PDJT lost by saying “this China flu is just another flu and will go away when summer weather arrives”. People construed that to mean Trump was not serious about covid. Americans are petrified of the China virus because it is very contagious. Why I say that? So obvious since 220 MILLION American mostly adults have chosen to jab themselves with some experimental mRNA vaccine. Only scared people would do that.
If next republican nominee pooh-pooh’s covid, he/she will lose much bigger than Trump because no one can match charisma of Donald J Trump.
Can he go after the feds? They have looming mandates. Nov22 for GS employees and Dec8 for gov contractors.
Should have done this sooner, Disney will be firing tens of thousands who refused their mandate set for the end of October.
I’m not gay. But I love that man!!!
Why are The People scared??
24/7 Fear Porn
Laced with Lies,
Government overreach and
No, leave him in Florida. He is doing so much good there! Gives a place for purple state refugees to run to.
That is NOT why he lost.
Don’t tread on Florida! I like it!
Trump took Deep State Fauci way too seriously initially. Then in an attempt to depoliticized it, he handed over the “virus response ” to Pence, who made Fauci the acting President. If the WuFlu had anything to do with Trump’s loss, it was because people were upset that he didn’t fight back and set us free again.
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