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LWV of Florida and Other Plaintiffs Issue Statement on Supreme Court Declining to Hear Congressional Map Challenge Prior to 2022 Elections

June 2, 2022

The organizational Plaintiffs in this case, which include the League of Women Voters of Florida, Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, Equal Ground Education Fund, and Florida Rising Together, issue the following joint statement in response to the Florida Supreme Court’s decision to decline hearing our challenge to Florida’s congressional map prior to the 2022 elections:

“We are extremely disappointed with the Florida Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the stay and to continue to allow the state to move forward with the implementation of the wholly unconstitutional, racially gerrymandered Congressional District 5 that violates Florida’s Fair Districts Amendments.

The Governor’s attempt to delay these proceedings past the point that local Supervisors of Elections can successfully implement a constitutional map is a direct attack on the rights of all Floridians of all races who voted for Fair Districts. This attempt is also a focused assault on the ability of Black voters to choose the representation they deserve.”

The League of Women Voters of Florida encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.

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