March 04, 2022

Statement by U.S. Rep. Al Lawson about Proposed Congressional Map Adopted Today in Florida Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement about the Florida Legislature adopting the proposed congressional map.  

“The primary map adopted today by the Florida Legislature was drawn with the clear intent to create additional seats for one political party at the expense of Black voters.

“This unconstitutional map violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Districts provision of the Florida Constitution by diluting the voting power of minority communities of interest in North Florida and diminishing the ability of African American voters west of Jacksonville to elect the representative of their choice.”