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Leading Black FL Voting Rights Org Reacts to State Supreme Court Decision to Take Up Critical Voting Rights Case, Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute v. Byrd
VIRTUAL — Today, the Florida State Supreme Court announced their intention to hear Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute v. Byrd, a legal challenge asserting that Florida’s enacted Congressional map unconstitutionally diminishes the power of Black voters.
Jasmine Burney-Clark, Founder of Equal Ground, a plaintiff in the case and the preeminent Black-led, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to expand Black political power in Florida, released the following statement reacting to today’s announcement:
“Governor DeSantis follows a trail of failures once again in his ongoing attempts to silence voters.
Today is a critical step forward in our fight for voting rights and fair representation in Florida. The State Supreme Court must uphold the state constitution and recognize the undeniable truth: the Congressional map forced upon Floridians by Governor DeSantis and the Legislature is both unconstitutional and unjust.
“As Florida voters affirmed when they overwhelmingly passed the Fair District Amendments in 2010, everyone including Black voters deserve a voice and an equal say in our political system and we will not stop until that is true.”