South Florida Deserves Representation

South Florida Deserves Representation

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Shannon Scott started this petition to Governor Ron DeSantis

The People of South Florida Deserve Representation!


Governor Ron Desantis is denying the diverse communities in Broward and Palm Beach representation. Due to the untimely death of Congressman Alcee Hastings, a special election is needed to fill the vacancy, and Desantis has announced that the special election won't be held until January 2022, meaning residents of the South Florida district will go more than nine months with no representation - far longer than normal.


The supervisors of elections for Broward and Palm Beach Counties requested simultaneous special elections for seats in the state legislative that will be vacated by officials running for Congress. With redistricting on the agenda for the 2022 legislative session, it is more critical than a typical year for all Floridians to have the representation they are entitled to. We urge Gov. Desantis to listen to the proposal by Supervisors Wendy Sartory Link and Joe Scott to ensure all the elections happen simultaneously with the primary on August 31st and the general election on November 2nd. Gov. Desantis shouldn't play political games with people's right to representation - Broward County residents deserve representation in both Tallahassee and Washington DC.


Every day we are not represented, we are without an advocate for the needs of our community. Our tax dollars are being collected without a representative of the people to have any input in how they are to be applied. Constituent services are not being carried out to answer the needs of people who must interact with any number of federal agencies here in Florida. We need a representative who will advocate for our community in the face of an unprecedented event or social injustices.


The people of South Florida deserve to choose a representative as soon as possible, to have their voices heard in Washington, where Congressman Hastings worked so hard to advocate for the people of Broward and Palm Beach counties. If you believe proper representation is needed now, sign this letter to stand with us and demand Gov. Desantis call for a special election on August 31st and November 2nd.

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