For Immediate Release "A Victory for Every Floridian"

Statement by Peter Butzin, chairman of Common Cause Florida

Posted on December 2, 2015

"This is a victory for every Floridian. Common Cause and our coalition partners pursued this case to uphold the standards for redistricting that were written into the state constitution by Florida voters in 2010. The court has set a powerful precedent which is sure to forever change the practice of drawing Congressional district lines that favor incumbents and whichever political party happens to be in the majority. 

"In her powerful opinion, writing for the majority, Justice Barbara Pariente has affirmed the right of our citizens to have a fair opportunity to select their representatives."

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause Florida

Issues: Voting and Elections, Voting and Elections

Tags: Redistricting

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