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SPLC Action Fund Urges Florida Senate to Reject Confirmation of Moms for Liberty Founder to Ethics Commission

TALLAHASSEE — Today, the SPLC Action Fund responded to the confirmation vote for Tina Descovich, Moms for Liberty co-founder, by the Florida Senate Ethics and Elections Committee. Descovich was nominated by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the state independent Commission on Ethics, where she has been serving since September 2023.

“We question the ethics of someone who traffics in conspiracy theories and uses a public platform to target teachers, school officials, and students,” said Jonathan Webber, Florida policy director for the SPLC Action Fund. “Descovich’s appointment is a slap in the face to Floridians who want inclusive public spaces to live, work, and get a quality education.”

“Hate has no place in our schools, communities, and governing bodies — especially an office tasked with investigating breaches of public trust,” continued Webber. “The movement Descovich led behind Moms for Liberty is alive and well in Florida government. Floridians deserve better leadership. We call on the state Senate to reject this ill-advised confirmation.”

In the 2022 Year in Hate & Extremism report, the SPLC designated Moms for Liberty as an antigovernment extremist group for engaging in anti-student inclusion actions to censor school discussions around race, discrimination, and gender identity. The group uses their multiple social media platforms to target teachers and school officials, advocate for the abolition of the Department of Education, advance conspiracy propaganda, and spread hateful imagery and rhetoric against the LGBTQ+ community.


About the SPLC Action Fund

SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate organization to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information, visit