We have been asked by our Florida Republican Senators to provide positive feedback and support for the proposed state senate redistricting plan S000S9004 to help offset the torrent of negative democrat-led comments. If you could please take the time to review the maps and provide any positive feedback in one of the ways below before Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
The Florida Senate staff released two of its proposed redistricting maps.
The Senate press release: Drawing on 157 redistricting maps submitted by
citizens and on testimony by more than 1,600 people across the state, the Florida Senate today published proposed redistricting plans for congressional and senate districts. The plans, which can be found at www.flsenate.gov/redistricting, will define boundaries for voting districts for the next ten years, beginning with the 2012 elections.
All Floridians are encouraged to review the proposed redistricting plans and provide their comments and suggestions.
The proposals were developed by the Senate Reapportionment Committee based on bipartisan guidelines agreed to by all 24 of the Democrats and Republicans on the committee. All directions to staff and committee procedures have been agreed to in a bipartisan manner by the Senate Majority Leader, Andy Gardiner, and the Senate Minority Leader, Nan Rich. Also agreed to unanimously were instructions to staff to preserve minorities' access to the political system and avoid retrogression.
If you can possibly say something nice about the plan, and/or get someone else to, please take just a moment to do so in one or more of the following ways:
· Calling 850-487-5757 or 855-FLA-MAPS toll free.
· Visiting the committee’s Facebookpage (search for “Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee”)
· Emailing RedistrictFlorida@flsenate.gov
· Sending a “tweet” to @Redistrict2012
· Posting video feedback on the committee’s YouTubepage at www.youtube.com/SenateRedistricting
· Writing the committee at 103 Senate Office Building, 404 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399
· Attending the December 6 meeting in person