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HPUBC0023 – Perez, Emilio (Latino Justice PRLDEF)

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Summary:

  • Congressional Redistricting Plan
  • 1 District
  • Complete: 474,310 unassigned census blocks
  • Contiguous: YES, this 1 district is contiguous
  • Direct Impacts: Orange, Osceola and Polk counties
  • Submitted to the Florida House of Representatives
  • Submitted by Emilio Perez (Latino Justice PRLDEF) of Goldenrod, Orange/Seminole counties

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  1. Staff note that Emilio Perez and other supporters of this plan presented this plan to the House and Senate redistricting committee in Orlando, Florida on July 27, 2011. To see/hear their comments, visit http://www.floridaredistricting.org/media.aspx.

    Staff further note that HPARC0023 is an update to HPARC0017. According to the plan authors (Latino Justice PRLDEF), HPARC0023 “is a file that adjusts our recent submission of a congressional district based in Central Florida.”

  2. John Garcia says:

    I like this plan. It keeps the Central Florida community togeher instead of plitting them apart.

  3. Gerrymandering at its finest. What happened to the intent of the voters initiative to be compact and to follow city, county and geographical boundaries? Why can’t Osceola County vote for Osceola representation, Orange County for Orange County representation, and Polk county for Polk Representation? Let each county fight it out within their county.

    Amendment 6 says “Congressional districts or districting plans may not be drawn to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party. Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect representatives of their choice. Districts must be contiguous. Unless otherwise required, districts must be compact, as equal in population as feasible, and where feasible must make use of existing city, county and geographical boundaries.”

    • Steven Mathers says:

      Dave, I think you answered your own question when you wrote, “Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect representatives of their choice.” This district looks like an opportunity district to elect a Hispanic candidate of choice. In the new law, that takes precedence over compactness, although frankly this district is reasonably compact for a minority opportunity district. Also note, what you quoted above is actually the ballot summary. You should quote the exact text of the law, not the ballot summary.

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