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LatinoJustice Statement in Response to the Florida Senate Publishing their First Congressional Maps

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS STATEMENT

November 11, 2021

Press Contact:
Sarai Bejarano | Manager of Traditional & Digital Media | [email protected] | 212-739-7581

 

LatinoJustice Statement in Response to the Florida Senate Publishing their First Congressional Maps

The Florida Senate is proposing Florida’s new 28th congressional district in the central part of the state, where the population grew in greatest proportions. This only makes common sense and is a step in the right direction. Nonetheless, the four proposed Congressional maps submitted by the Florida Senate, fail to reflect that the population growth was fueled primarily by Latinos. Despite the fact that Latinos now comprise over 25% of the state’s population, we are in the majority in only 4 of the proposed 28 congressional districts. These are the same four congressional districts Latinos were in the majority before the Census data was released. LatinoJustice PRLDEF will continue to work on behalf of communities fighting to be afforded greater opportunities to elect candidates of our choice, in line with the Voting Rights Act and in proportion to the enormous Latino population growth in the state of Florida during the past decade.  

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About LatinoJustice
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more information about LatinoJustice, visit www.latinojustice.org