Ron DeSantis is no fan of the Left’s woke ideology.
DeSantis has achieved several victories against wokeism over the past year.
But Ron DeSantis just dealt a devastating blow to the woke Left and radical environmentalists in Florida.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been on the warpath against the Left’s woke ideology in the Sunshine State.
DeSantis previously signed legislation banning the teaching of Marxist-based Critical Race Theory in Florida’s classrooms.
He also signed legislation prohibiting biological males from participating in women’s sports and signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, which prohibits teaching gender and sexuality to children in Kindergarten through third grade.
But on Wednesday, Ron DeSantis signed a bill that stops woke corporations from imposing “woke ideology on the economy.”
One of the ways corporations impose the Left’s radical agenda is through the use of so-called Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG), a metric that allows corporations to “impose policies on the country that they could not do so at the ballot box.”
“Whether it’s Wall Street Banks, whether it’s massive major asset managers, whether it’s Big Tech companies, you’ve seen a rise of something called ESG — Environment, Social, Governance — where they will grade different companies based on how they’re performing on those metrics,” DeSantis explained.
The legislation signed by DeSantis bans corporations, credit card processors, and banks from denying services based on their customer’s religious, political, or social views.
DeSantis said fully implementing ESG policies into America’s financial or agricultural system would create massive chaos in our country and lead to a “disaster” for the economy.
“It takes power away from the American people and lodges it into these international corporate titans,” DeSantis said. “And that’s not, I think, what our Founding Fathers ever intended.”
DeSantis taking the lead against woke corporations using ESGs to force the Left’s agenda on America will likely lead to more Republican Governors standing up and doing the same in their states.
Democrats were hoping to use ESGs as a way to impose the Green New Deal on America.
But Ron DeSantis is fighting back in Florida.
And if other states follow, it could deal a devastating blow to woke corporations and the radical Left.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.