While the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, some U.S. states have decided to reopen as soon as… well, right now. Georgia was the first to ease restrictions, with businesses like gyms and salons opening Friday. Michigan will soon follow suit, following protests from residents.
Reopening worries some citizens, medical professionals, and elected officials, but one Florida man is dedicated to doing what he can to flatten the curve. Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder said he will tour the state’s beaches on May 1 to remind fellow Floridians to stay home.
This isn’t the first time Uhlfelder has voiced his concern for Florida’s beaches. Last year, he feuded with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who has a beach home in Florida. Huckabee wanted to privatize some beaches and Uhlfelder, who is a public beach advocate, took to Twitter to say Huckabee’s secret service code name should be “beach thief.” Huckabee filed a complaint against the attorney and while the complaint didn’t go anywhere, the tiff did garner Uhfelder over 100,000 Twitter followers.
In addition to starting the Make My Day PAC to raise money to defeat the politicians Uhfelder calls bad actors — such as Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, among others — the lawyer continues to fight for beach safety. In March, he donned a hazmat suit to emphasize the importance of social distancing. He said on Twitter, “The Florida Governor doesn’t care if people die. I do.”
Uhlfelder isn’t doing this just to make a point, either. He’s using his “grim reaper tour” to raise money for Democrats running for federal office this year.
As part of this campaign we are raising money for Democrats running for federal office in 2020. We have raised $8,000 towards our goal of $20,000. Help us throw Republicans out of office. We are looking for 600 more patriots to chip in $20.20 here: https://t.co/LS825Te90D
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) April 25, 2020
The campaign has a $20,000 goal and according to Business Insider, has already raised over $5,000.