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REDISTRICTING – Presented by CECILE M. SCOON, Esq.
October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Every ten years the US goes through this process. Many of us need a reminder of why we do it and why it’s so important. Ms. Scoon will do a quick review of the Constitutional requirement for a census and reapportionment. Then, for perspective, there is a description of some very involved means for drawing districts, the contortions of gerrymandering, and what constitutes fair district criteria. Florida House and Senate redistricting committees are already starting the work to negotiate new voting district boundaries for Florida’s congressional and legislative seats – including a new congressional district resulting from the dramatic population growth in the central part of the state.
In the past when a political party has control of the legislature, that party has drawn districts to maximize its influence.
Because of COVID-19 Ancient Islands Sierra will be meeting via ZOOM for fall 2021. Join us for an informal chat at 6:30PM on the second Thursday of every month. The program will start around 7:00 PM.
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