Phone Number for Governor DeSantis’ Office: (850) 488-7146
Phone Number for Florida Commerce Secretary Kelly (850) 245-7105
Please also consider calling your State Senator and State Representative
The script is provided below as an aid to this call to action; you can, of course, use your own words. If you use the script, please pre-read it so you are comfortable.
When you call, say, “I wish to speak to [ the person you are calling by title, for example, Governor DeSantis, Commerce Secretary Kelly]. You will likely be told that is not possible but that you can leave a message and then launch into the script or what you wish to say.
“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME], a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from [YOUR TOWN/COUNTY IN FLORIDA]. I’m calling to voice my strong opposition to the proposed trade deal between Florida and the United Kingdom.
The news of a U.K. Florida trade deal following the recent passage of the Northern Ireland Troubles and Reconciliation Act by the UK Parliament deeply troubles me. The act denies justice to the victims of the conflict in Northern and grants amnesty for murder. It is opposed by all the communities of Northern Ireland, Catholics and Protestants, Loyalists, and Nationalists. Britain is imposing this legislation upon them without their consent. The UN, the Council Of Europe, and 90% of the people in Britain oppose this act. The only one supporting it is a British government trying to hide its past.
Considering Britain’s repeated failures to uphold international treaties regarding Northern Ireland, I believe it’s unwise for Florida to enter into a trade agreement with a partner that does not honor its previous commitments.
I urge you [NAME OF PERSON YOU ARE CALLING], to reconsider supporting this deal. It would not only betray the victims of the Troubles and their families but also send a message that Florida condones this amnesty for murder. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’ injustice in the north of Ireland should not be rewarded with a trade deal by the state of Florida.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.”