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Florida Redistricting Workshop coming to Polk State College
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Florida Redistricting Workshop coming to Polk State College

Polk County, FL -- The Florida House and Senate will bring its statewide public input tour to Lakeland on July 25 at Polk State College.

Legislators serving on the House and Senate redistricting committees and subcommittees will conduct the public workshop at PSC from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to gather public input on redistricting prior to beginning the work of drawing new state House, state Senate and congressional district boundaries. Redistricting must be finalized during the 2012 Legislative Session.

“Redistricting is a historic event that occurs only once every ten years, and it is our goal to engage every Floridian in this fundamental exercise of political rights,” Senator Don Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach), Chair of the Senate Committee on Reapportionment said in a release. “With that objective in mind, we are proud to host a series of 26 community meetings across the state, which will be dedicated to listening to Floridians and getting their input about what they believe are the important facts and unique characteristics of their communities.”

Polk County residents who are unable to attend the public redistricting meetings can watch the meetings live via the Florida Channel by visiting, www.MyFloridaHouse.gov and submit their comments electronically via Facebook and Twitter which are available at www.floridaredistricting.org.

“These public meetings are an opportunity for all Floridians to share their story with lawmakers and help shape the districts that are the basis of representation in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.,” Representative Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), Chair of the House Redistricting Committee said. “It is our hope that Floridians who care about how their communities are represented will join us at one or more public redistricting meetings so that their voices can be heard.  And for those who are unable to attend a meeting, we encourage you to get involved in the redistricting process through the tools and information available on the websites launched by the Florida House (floridaredistricting.org) and Senate (www.flsenate.gov/Redistricting).”

For a complete listing of the public meetings taking place across the State of Florida or to find more information on the Redistricting process and how you can get involved, please visit www.floridaredistricting.org.

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