TAMPA — New laws are being proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis's office, taking aim at what he calls “woke corporations.”
What You Need To Know
- The governor accused big financial corporations of discriminating against people for their political and social beliefs
- DeSantis spoke Wednesday morning at Tampa restaurant
- BELOW: Read the governor's "People Before Corporate Power" proposal
Speaking Wednesday in Tampa, DeSantis accused big financial corporations of discriminating against people for their political and social beliefs.
He mentioned organizations ranging from banks and credit card companies to online payment apps like PayPal and Venmo.
Representatives from Moms for Liberty told their story about how they had more than a quarter million dollars in donations frozen by PayPal.
The governor said those kinds of actions directly affect regular people more than anyone.
"The thing about the politicization of the economy in this way, it benefits the largest, most powerful corporations, where it disadvantages the small- and medium-sized businesses,” DeSantis said. “So this is not something that is sort of empowering the little guy. This is something in many respects that is crushing the little guy."
The governor's proposal says it will aim to prohibit companies from making discriminations against customers for any religious, political, or social beliefs.