Leading Redistricting Lawsuit Plaintiffs To Stop In Orange County As Statewide ‘We Draw The Lines’ Tour Continues
Orlando – Tonight, September 7th at 6:30pm, the leading Plaintiffs in the current redistricting lawsuit fighting back against Gov. DeSantis’ unconstitutional maps are pushing forward in their ‘We Draw The Lines’ statewide tour with their highly anticipated stop in Orange County.
The stop in Orange County tomorrow occurs in one of the numerous congressional districts included in the ongoing redistricting litigation – Congressional District 10. The previous Congressional District 10 was one of two majority Black congressional districts in the state that were eliminated when the DeSantis-drawn maps approved by the Legislature were forced into place- resulting in unlawful diminishment.
Orange county is among the first of several statewide stops over the next month where Equal Ground is teaming up with fellow plaintiffs in the case, including Florida Rising, League of Women Voters Florida, and Black Voters Matter to educate, mobilize, and galvanize Black voters in multiple counties on the need for fair representation.
Tonight, the leading plaintiffs will provide attendees with a presentation that will dive into the history of the district, as well as examine the former congressional map and the map in question. Additionally, these groups will update attendees on the current legal redistricting landscape, as well as inform everyone about the critical election law changes including vote by mail, and voter registration deadlines for the November midterms.
The ‘We Draw The Lines’ tour is focused on education, and highlighting racial equity to ensure that Florida’s Black population is truly represented in Tallahassee and that state lawmakers are responsive to the needs of their communities.
WHAT: Statewide ‘We Draw The Lines’ Campaign With Leading Redistricting Lawsuit Plaintiffs Makes Its Next Stop: Orange County
WHO: Equal Ground
Black Voters Matter
League of Women Voters
WHEN: September 7, 2022
WHERE: Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center
1723 Bruton Blvd
Orlando, FL 32805