Jacksonville - Fighting for fair maps in Florida: Redistricting forum

June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
@ 8:00 pm

Political parties in Florida have spent years manipulating the drawing of district maps. The result: the political influence of minority communities has been diluted. Ending partisan gerrymandering and ensuring fair and equal representation for all Floridians is a top priority for the ACLU of Florida. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, June 19 in Jacksonville for an important panel discussion on redistricting and how it affects Florida voters.

What is redistricting?  
Redistricting refers to the process of redrawing the lines of districts from which public officials are elected. When done properly, redistricting ensures each district fairly reflects population shifts and encourages policymakers to represent all their constituents’ values and interests. Unfair redistricting makes the votes of many Floridians effectively meaningless.

Guest speakers include: 

  • Dr. Christina Rivers, DePaul University

  • Pastor Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church

  • Nancy G. Abudu, ACLU of Florida

The next round of redistricting will begin following the 2020 census, so now is the time to ensure the process is fair.  We need to set the stage now for when legislative district maps will be redrawn in just a couple of years. 

Food and refreshments will be served! RSVP today to let us know if you can make it. 

This panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, LatinoJustice, Orange County NAACP, Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, CAIR Florida, and OFA Florida. 

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