Newsmaker from Florida
Ellen Freidin was campaign chair of the drive to amend the Florida constitution to require more compact legislative and congressional districts. Amendments 5 and 6, passed in 2010, require new district lines to take into account county and municipal boundaries and geographic divisions, while also allowing for minority representation.
Recent statements involving Ellen Freidin
"We have dozens of districts that go for 150 to 200 miles, splitting counties, splintering cities and connecting areas that have very little in common."
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