What they’re saying: “Today is a very dark day in Florida’s history,” Rep. Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) told reporters after the vote. “We did everything we could but today was a day when politics won over policy. Politics won over people.”
- Equality Florida spokesperson Brandon Wolf wept as he told his story of surviving the Pulse nightclub shooting, where two of his best friends were killed. Stories of the 49 LBGTQ people who died there, he said, deserve to be told in the classroom.
- “You cannot erase us. … Our call now is to the folks in the Senate chamber. … Now is your opportunity to say enough to this governor’s authoritarian out-of-control agenda.”