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Get Ready for Florida Redistricting in Southeast Florida

For the upcoming August 15-18 public input meetings on redistricting in Stuart, Boca Raton, Davie, Miami, South Miami and Key West, below are links to parking and driving directions, Google Maps for each location, and the RSVP page for each location.  You do not have to RSVP, but if you wish to speak it is recommended that you RSVP and that you arrive prior to the start time of the meeting. 

Looking for some guidance about the format of the redistricting public input meetings and how you might get involved?  Check out the videos below from a couple of our recent meetings in Lakeland and Gainesville for insight and ideas.

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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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Preparing for the Florida Redistricting Public Input Meetings

As we are less than a week away from the start (June 20) of the 26 public input meetings on redistricting throughout Florida, we are continuing to provide additional informational and materials that may help Floridians prepare to participate.

First, the helpful materials at the Public Participation Toolkit page provide a number of ways to learn about and get involved in redistricting https://mydistrictbuilder.wordpress.com/participation/.

New to the Public Participation Toolkit, the Introductory Brochure on Florida Redistricting is featured below.  The tri-fold brochure will be available at each public meeting, serving to help give attendees a starting point for the Florida redistricting conversation.

Second, it may be helpful to understand how these 26 meetings will proceed.  The public input from these meetings and other forms of public participation will serve as the starting point for redistricting.  Therefore, the specific purpose at these hearings is listening to public testimony. 

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Video Update Regarding Public Meetings

In the video update below, you will see how Floridians can learn about and participate in this summer’s public meetings on Florida’s redistricting of its state legislative and congressional district boundary lines.

Can’t make one of the meetings?  There’s still a number of ways you can watch the meetings and participate without being there in-person.  What’s more, the information from the meetings will be available via www.floridaredistricting.org.

You can visit MyDistrictBuilder’s YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/MyDistrictBuilderFL to see more video updates, watch tutorials on how to use MyDistrictBuilder, and learn about redistricting.

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RSVP for Summer Redistricting Meetings

Our friends in the Florida Senate created this helpful website to RSVP for this summer’s public hearings on redistricting:

RSVPing in advance of meetings is optional, but it does help us ensure that we adequately prepare for the number of Floridians who wish to present their ideas for redistricting.

Everyone is welcome at the public hearings to speak directly to the Senators and Representatives about redistricting.  Our sole purpose is listening to learn how you want the standards governing redistricting to be implemented and how you think districts in your area can work best for all voters and constituents.

Meetings will convene promptly at the scheduled start time and will adjourn upon the completion of business or the scheduled end time, whichever occurs first.  We will carefully budget time to hear as much public testimony as possible, and citizens are welcome to supplement the record with written materials.  Please let us know if you plan to attend and if you wish to speak at the meeting, so we can arrange enough seating and allot adequate time. Read the rest of this entry »

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