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Redistricting Public Service Annoucements

Below you can enjoy and share our video public service announcement for the upcoming public input meetings on redistricting.

The video is also available at the Public Participation Toolkit, https://mydistrictbuilder.wordpress.com/participation/.  There you will find several helpful resources you can use to educate others about redistricting and ways that they can get involved. 

For example, you could use a combination of the video clip below and a couple of the informational fliers from the Public Participation Toolkit as a way to present on redistricting at a community or organizational meeting.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or need additional information by emailing us at mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov.

Happy Wednesday!

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Guidance for Public Participation

With public meetings on redistricting about to begin throughout Florida, we are getting questions about what kinds of public testimony are appropriate at those public meetings.  How can Floridians express the interests of their communities without running afoul of state and federal redistricting laws?  How can Floridians talk about redistricting in a way that positively reflects the standards in law?

While it is the goal of the Florida House of Representatives to consider any public testimony that is offered at the public meetings, via the House’s MyDistrictBuilder application, or through any other means, it is equally important to address the reality that – by law – some kinds of input simply cannot be considered in the crafting of Florida’s new state legislative and congressional district maps.

We created the handout below, Guidance for Public Participation, as a reference to the concepts that are promoted and prohibited in federal and Florida redistricting laws.  Guidance for Public Participation can also be found at www.floridaredistricting.org (or directly at http://bit.ly/mTaxBj).

The handout gives general guidance for the kinds of public testimony that will be considered, and also the kinds of public testimony that will not be considered.  For a greater understanding of these legal issues, visit the Legal Resources section at www.floridaredistricting.org.  Our Redistricting Concepts & Terminology document at http://bit.ly/i1DpDu may also be a helpful guide.

We hope you find the handout helpful, but please feel free to email us at mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov if you have any questions.

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