Charlie Crist’s Running Mate Hernandez-Mask Mandates Masks at Outdoor Campaign Event
Charlie Crist’s running mate, Karla , is no stranger to controversy.
The Lieutenant Governor candidate has particularly controversial opinions on education issues and what Florida’s response to Covid-19 should have been.
Now, teacher’s unions associated with the Hernandez-Mats campaign require canvassers to wear masks while knocking on doors for her and Crist.
At a canvassing event promoted by the Broward Teachers Union, organizers told participants they had to wear masks.
“Join us for a canvass in Hollywood or Hallandale Beach to talk with your neighbors about electing Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022!” they say. Hernandez-Mats is supposed to arrive at 1 P.M. to “welcome back the first shift of canvassers and send off the second group.”
“Don’t forget the sunscreen!” she added.
Broward County’s high temperature is expected to be around 93 degrees.
Hernandez-Mats is the president of the United Teachers of Dade, the largest teachers union in the southeastern United States.
During her tenure as president of the United Teachers of Dade, Mats has not been afraid of wading into hot-button issues.
In one instance, she shared a political comic on social media that mocked concerned parents, saying that the ‘craziness’ at school board meetings is real. She ended her post with ‘antivaxx’ and ‘disinformation’ hashtags.
“For any of you following the school board meetings, you know that the craziness is real,” Mats said. “God be with us.”
Hernandez also insinuated that allowing veterans to teach in K-12 schools is ‘disrespectful’ to educators.
“To think someone with four years’ combat experience would do well in our schools is actually very disrespectful to our educators,”
Mats-Hernandez told an interviewer.
The bill that allowed veterans to teach in K-12 schools received bipartisan support and required them to have college credits and a certification to teach.
Crist’s running mate also attacked parents who stood up for their children when schools were locked down.
“This is a little-known group that is not representative of our community,” Hernandez-Mats said of parents who opposed lockdowns in a video.
Listen to how teacher union boss Karla Hernández Mats described moms, dads, and students in Miami-Dade County who stood up for their rights and fought to end the lockdown lobbyists' assault on normalcy.
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