DORAL, FL – On May 9, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill 395 which designates November 7th as “Victims of Communism Day” in Florida.
Under this new law, high school students in U.S. government class will be required to receive at least 45 minutes of instruction about the crimes, atrocities, and victims of communist and socialist systems on “Victims of Communism Day” starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
“We want to make sure that every year folks in Florida but particularly our students will learn about the evils of communism, the dictators that have led communist regimes and the hundreds of millions of individuals who’ve suffered and continue to suffer under the weight of this discredited ideology,” DeSantis said.
Florida governor signed the bill at the Freedom Tower in Miami on Monday where he also announced he’d approved $25 million in funding for preservation of this historic landmark and important site for the Cuban exile community.
“I think this tower is a reminder that freedom is not free, that you have to fight for your rights and that there are a lot of people out there that would love nothing more than to put you under some form of oppression,” DeSantis said.
In addition to this, Ron DeSantis also said announced new road designations, including for three Cubans who fought against the Cuban regime.