NewsLocal News

Actions

'Grim Reaper' lawyer tours Capital City with anti-DeSantis billboard

default.png
Posted at 7:52 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 22:41:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A truck is visiting various locations in Tallahassee with a mobile billboard with a strong political statement about COVID-19 in the Sunshine State.

“'Killing Florida With His Stupidity,' Ron DeathSantis."

Known as the ‘grim reaper’ lawyer, attorney Daniel Uhlfelder has pushed for closures of crowded beaches in Florida and has gone to court over the issue.

Now he’s behind a movement that criticizes Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the public health crisis in Florida.

Uhlfelder said his mobile billboard appeared in front of the Governor’s Mansion, the Florida Capitol, the Department of Education Building, a McDonald’s, a Publix, a Walmart, a local cemetery, and other highly trafficked areas the entire day.

"The purpose is to raise awareness of COVID-19 as Florida has become the global epicenter and try and get our leadership to do the right thing," said Uhlfelder.

The mobile billboard is sponsored by the PAC he founded, Make My Day.

"It is part of our multi-prong effort we have been engaging in since March 2020 to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and bring accountability to our leaders who do not have a plan to protect the public," Uhlfelder said. "The outpouring of support around the world has been amazing."

Uhlfelder is the owner and founder of Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A., Attorneys at Law. While in law school and as an undergraduate, Mr. Uhlfelder served as a law clerk, summer associate, and staff aide in the White House, the United States Attorney General's Office, the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and at various law firms in Florida and Washington, D.C.