PoliticsFL Group Works for Fair Process, Greater Awareness in...

FL Group Works for Fair Process, Greater Awareness in Redistricting

-

- Advertisment -sslate

Reapportionment data announced Monday has sparked conversation about a census undercount, and lower-than-expected Florida representation in Congress come 2022.

Florida was expected to gain two seats in Congress, but the Census Bureau said it will only get one.

Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, hopes for a more fair redistricting cycle than the last. She said in 2015, the Fair Districts Coalition pursued and won litigation to correct lawmakers’ new Congressional maps that were found not to follow redistricting standards.

“They were maneuvering the maps to favor their jobs, to favor their seats,” Brigham recounted. “And that is not the way it’s supposed to go. And so we are planning to make sure it does not go that way this time around.”

FL

Brigham pointed out the Florida League of Women Voters is asking legislators to sign a pledge that they will be open, fair and transparent during the redistricting process. She noted the new district is likely to be between Orlando and Tampa, but it’s not clear whether the district will lean red or blue.

Brigham added she hoped for more representation in Florida, and her League chapter looks forward to seeing the full census report in September. She also emphasized the impact redistricting has on state government.

“It affects where your legislators can run, districts can be changed, and a legislator can find him or herself in a new district with a new makeup of voters,” Brigham outlined.

Today marks a National Redistricting Day of Action, and League chapters across the nation are hosting events to increase awareness of redistricting. The Florida chapter will hold a virtual discussion today at 11:00 a.m. about the redistricting process. More details can be found at lwvfl.org.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

PERLIE’s Comfort Men’s Shoes Are Taking America By Storm

PERLIE’s unique and patented technology combining sneaker comfort with the looks and quality of luxury men’s shoes, has taken America by storm

Small businesses show their community spirit with support and solidarity in challenging times

New research shows the incredible camaraderie and resilience that exists among small business owners in the face of ongoing challenges.

Florida Nonprofit Helps Offset High Cost of Insulin

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to a disease affecting more than 37 million Americans,

Can Wheel Spacers Cause Vibration at High Speed

Wheel spacers are important for your vehicles. This article shows us whether wheel spacers cause vibration.
- Advertisement -

5 New Shows Expected to Bring a Lot of Entertainment  

Without any further delay, here are some exciting shows you can plan on watching

Best Apps for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.
edealo.com
- Advertisement - Motel 6
transformerscon

Must read

Best Apps for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.

Uncertainty Hovers on Clean Water Act’s 50th Anniversary

The Clean Water Act turns 50 this week, but parts of it are being challenged in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you