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To: USA Hockey
USA Hockey: Move Nationals Out of Florida
We are protesting USA Hockey's decision to host Adult Nationals in Florida where current legislation marginalizes women and members of the LGBTQ, Black, and hispanic communities.
USA Hockey’s core values include sportsmanship, respect for the individual, and integrity. Their Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focuses on the importance of embracing our differences. All these ideas come together in the 2023 Annual Guide which repeatedly – and rightly – encourages players, coaches, and volunteers to embrace these principles on and off the ice.
Why is this important?
Hosting the Adult National Tournaments in Florida is inconsistent with our values. Every day the number of people and organizations boycotting Florida grows. Equality Florida has instituted a travel advisory and the NAACP has raised grave concerns over laws that block teaching of African American studies. From education to immigration to human rights, legislation in Florida has begun to promote hatred and division.