March 13, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Monday morning, famed former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. met with lawmakers at the Capitol.
The NBA Hall of Famer started his day off visiting with Senate democratic leader Oscar Braynon II and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. His focus HIV/AIDS awareness.
Johnson said his goal is to get into communities and create a comfortable environment for those affected by the disease, making sure they have access to proper treatment and resources.
“You have many people who would go to a separate county to see a doctor because they didn’t want anyone to find out they have HIV/AIDS. So what we were able to do was have so many effective town hall meetings of people who were living with HIV and AIDS. That had them say okay maybe I can come out to my family and I do have HIV,” said Johnson.
Following the meeting with the Democrats, Johnson then spent the rest of the morning visiting with Republicans at the Capitol.