Over the weekend, the NAACP became the latest civil rights group to advise Americans against visiting Florida… which has us asking: Would you boycott vacationing somewhere because of politics?
Over the weekend, the NAACP became the latest civil rights group to advise Americans against visiting the state. The NAACP said Florida lawmakers are “openly hostile” toward Black Americans, other people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community. It comes days after the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued a travel advisory for Florida after DeSantis signed a new immigration law that would require hospitals to get a patient’s immigration info and require employers to ensure workers are documented. Now, civil rights groups are warning against travel to Florida, where tourism brought in more than $101 billion in 2021. Knowing this, we discuss the question, “Would you boycott vacationing somewhere because of the politics of that place?”
While we’re on the topic of Florida, did you know that DeSantis has signed over 80 new laws in Florida so far this year? A non-exhaustive list includes:
A Ripon woman visited all 503 Kwik Trip stores in Wisconsin on an 11-day trip on her Harley. (Is there a more Wisconsin sentence?)
If you are a very tall pro athlete, or Kristin’s 6’8 father, the new upscale Trade Hotel is for you. It opened across the street from Fiserv Forum in the Deer District. It’s got a rooftop restaurant, nods to Milwaukee in its design, and higher ceilings and shower heads in fourth-floor rooms designed for basketball players.