Skip to comments.Protests planned as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expected in Philly
Posted on 01/24/2023 5:38:43 PM PST by Golden Eagle
Dozens of people gathered outside of The Union League of Philadelphia's headquarters on Broad Street to protest the arrival of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He's being honored with the league's top award.
It appears his first stop was grabbing a cheesesteak at Delassandro's in Roxborough.
Black community leaders came out Tuesday in objection to the award because they say the award known as the Gold Medal of Honor sends the wrong message. Which some argue is divisive and detrimental to Black and brown communities.
The ceremony is a members-only ticketed event and is said to be sold out.
The Union League of Philadelphia was an elite society founded in 1862 to support President Abraham Lincoln. But over 100 years later, the club selects the Florida governor as a recipient of its prestigious Thomas Jefferson Gold Medal.
Politicians, religious leaders and activists are outraged saying honoring the controversial conservative Republican contradicts the values they believe Lincoln stood for.
"How dare they decide to give this man this award," councilmember Sharon Vaugh said.
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Some of the “Republicans” in the club resigned in protest.
Liberals are insane and intolerant.
If the MSM says “dozens” - it means about 5 people showed up
‘Free Speech’ — to the Communists — has always meant shouting down opposing viewpoints.
Wow is this the RINO way of sending a signal against Trump?
God forbid you have ideas outside the established ‘woke mainstream’....
This is 2023. Why are we still doing woke?
Lincoln worked to free the slaves from the Southern Democrat plantations. DeSantis is doing the exact same thing.
Lincoln worked to stop the mutilation of black Americans with whips on the plantations. DeSantis is doing the same thing for our young people. They need to be more specific in their complaints.
He better have a great security detail.
Hope he has plenty of good security.
“It appears his first stop was grabbing a cheesesteak at Delassandro’s in Roxborough.”
Wow, I lived right across the street from Delassandro’s 50 or so years ago... I wouldn’t have imagined they would still exist.
Democrats are still going Alinsky and that crap is 60 years old. Don’t expect new concepts in governing any time soon. Alinsky, Woke, Climate fear, and corporate greed.
Chestnut Hill for me.
Those “Republicans” can kiss my @$$. One of DeSantis’ b@lls is bigger than their entire sets.
Why does black deserve a capital but Brown doesn’t?
GOPee wonder weenies resign from club to protest DeSantis getting an award in Philly.
“The governor has notably received backlash for his recent political decision to ban books on race and courses on African American history.”
That is absolutely not true, same as with the “don’t say gay” bill.
Dozens of people.
Did a 3rd grader write this?
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