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PHILADELPHIA, PA  (January 23-24, 2023) – Philadelphia Branch President Catherine Hicks will join a coalition of city leaders, activists, and community members on Tuesday, January 24, in taking a stance against The Union League of Philadelphia and demanding that they do not honor Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis with the Gold Medal Award.  

 

The protests/press conference will be held starting at 12 noon in front of The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad St., in Center City Philadelphia. 

DeSantis will receive the club’s gold medal, an honor first awarded to President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, despite protests from more than 100 Union League members who have asked that the event be canceled. 
During his time as Florida’s governor, DeSantis did not support the peaceful transfer of presidential power to President Joe Biden in 2021; supports political candidates who support the lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen; and violated the U.S. Constitution’s right to free speech in his state by supporting the banning of books from libraries and schools and the restriction of what school teachers can say and teach. 

  • DeSantis banned a new advanced African American History course from being taught in Florida Schools.  DeSantis said it “ lacks educational value and is contrary to Florida Law.”  

  • He continued his anti-black tirade and threatened the National Hockey League (NHL) because the league attempted to recruit more minority players. His threats caused the NHL to back away from their recruitment efforts.

  • He declared war on “ wokeness” in which he has trouble defining but appears to him to be anything that uplifts and supports the Black community.

  • He failed to prosecute and treat differently the white Republicans voters who knowingly committed fraud by twice voting for Donald Trump in the Villages but arrested Black ex-felons who thought their rights were restored and were given voter registration cards by Florida officials.

  • He bullied Transgender children and their parents by passing anti-transgender legislation and threatened to take these children away from their parents. And when the Walt Disney World company spoke out against this law, he took away their “Special Services District” designation which had been in place for 50 years.


What: Philadelphia Branch NAACP will participate and speak in the Fight Against Anti-Blackness Protest and Press Conference. 

Who: Black Clergy Of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Philadelphia Branch NAACP; Black Women’s Leadership Council; Northeast Against Racism; Philadelphia NOW, Pennsylvania NOW, Black Voters Matter Fund, National Action Network Philadelphia Chapter; and members of Philadelphia City Council.

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12 noon press conference; the event should last about 30-45 minutes. 

Where: The Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

ESTEEMED MEMBERS
AND SUPPORTERS

Judge Glenda Hatchett
Judge Glenda Hatchett
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Judge Glenda Hatchett
Judge Glenda Hatchett
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Joy Reid of MSNBC The REIDout
Joy Reid of MSNBC The REIDout

(l to r) Melanie Campbell, National Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D. Editor-In-Chief, 2018 BWR Report; Joy Reid, Host Am Joy MSNBC

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Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bellaire
Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bellaire
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Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bellaire
Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bellaire
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Actresses Demetria McKinney and Vivica Fox
Actresses Demetria McKinney and Vivica Fox
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Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox
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Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox
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Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas
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Victoria Rowell
Victoria Rowell
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OUR SUPPORTERS AND MEMBERS
ARE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

The Florida Coalition of Black Civic Participation is proud that our members and supporters are women and men of all degrees of social status, positions, and standings in society - from unsung heros to A-List celebrities.

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  • I learned the power of voting and as soon as I turned 18 years old but BWR taught me how to become more Civically Engaged about issues that impacts Women of Color (all women), Children & Men's lives in a big way. I learned how to "Use My Voice" as a vehicle to share with others about the Power they possess and how to use that power in a positive way to help their lives, the power of Paying It Forward and working together to make more of an impact in our Community and the surrounding Communities.How has BWR impacted your life as a woman?

  • By giving me a sense of empowerment and increasing my ambition. Giving me satisfaction in helping others. Teaching me the importance of civic engagement.

  • It has given me the tools I need to grow into leadership.

  • Growth in every area of my life, spiritual, community advocacy, SiStar circle of amazing women

  • Knowledge and a Great Support System

  • Made me know how important it is to be a Activis

DESMOND MEADE

MAN OF
THE YEAR

Desmond Meade is President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, a collection of organizations and individuals working to end Florida’s felony disenfranchisement law.

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