FairDistricts Implementation Still Stalled (Headlines)

The FairDistricts fight continues. More info: http://www.fairdistrictsnow.org/home/

MiamiHerald.com (06/14/11)
Upcoming public hearings across Florida on legislative and congressional redistricting are a “charade” because lawmakers have yet to draw up any proposed maps that citizens can comment upon, a coalition dedicated to preventing gerrymandering declared …
Palm Beach Post (06/14/11)
By BRANDON LARRABEE TALLAHASSEE — Supporters of a new set of constitutional standards for redistricting are calling on lawmakers to accelerate the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state lines and remove a “gag order” they say has been placed on …
Orlando Sentinel (06/14/11)
By khaughney
Fair Districts, Common Cause, Democracia and the Florida League of Women Voters sent a letter to Senate President Mike Haridopolos, House Speaker Dean Cannon and redistricting chairs Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and Rep. 
The Florida Independent (06/14/11)
By Cooper Levey-Baker
An “unprecedented” part of “the most open, transparent, interactive” redistricting process ever, or a “sham” designed by Florida lawmakers to placate the public while they work to draw new district lines to benefit themselves?
The Miami Herald (06/14/11)
By Mary Ellen Klas
In a letter to House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos this morning, the League of Women Voters, NAACP and other advocacy groups working with the Democrat-backed Fair Districts Florida, strongly protested the gag 
By Capital Soup Editor
TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Mike Haridopolos made the follow statement about the 2012 redistricting process. Article III, Section 16 of the FloridaConstitution requires the Legislature to redraw legislative districts during the 2012 

WEAR – ABC News 3
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group trying to prevent gerrymandering says upcoming public hearings on redistricting are a “sham.” Fair Districts Now leaders said Tuesday that’s because lawmakers…

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