Civil rights groups issue Florida travel advisory, warn 'hostile' laws

The Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a formal travel advisory for Florida on Saturday. The advisory is a direct response to what the organization is describing as Governor Ron DeSantis' "unrelenting attacks on fundamental freedoms" of minority groups. "Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color," the advisory reads.