The Leaders of the Florida Legislature have
promised to hold “the most open, transparent, interactive” redistricting process ever. Public hearings on redistricting are set to begin Monday. The only problem is that they are not going to be open, transparent,
The upcoming public hearings are a charade at taxpayer expense and a sham
because the Speaker of the House and the Senate President have issued a gag
order — legislators have been ordered not to speak at the hearings – not
even to ask or answer questions. Who are we to interact with? Those
Tallahassee politicians who opposed fair districts are even refusing to produce district maps for public comment. Why not? Is this openness?
What’s more, under the Legislature’s present timeline for redistricting – even
if all maps are approved on their first court review – the final districts will
not be known until after candidates have to sign up to run. This gives
incumbents a big advantage in the 2012 elections. Nothing in this process is
transparent but the games the incumbents are continuing to play to protect
Other states are drawing and even finalizing maps, and yet the Florida
Legislature is on a mission to slow everything down. In the last election, we
delivered an overwhelming mandate to the Florida Legislature. Now we need to
ensure that lawmakers deliver on that mandate!
Thank you for being a part of this fight for Florida’s future. help save us by filing complaints with the feds. attorney general, FBI, federal election commission, state election commission and e-mailing your crooked politicians
remember get out and vote & talk to your neighbors or I’ll come and pee on your flowers! LOL
Have a great fathers day. WOOF WOOF!