Statement from 1199SEIU’s Roxey Nelson on Manipulated Congressional Districts In FloridaApril 25, 2022
Media Contact: Ed Gilhuly
“The members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East stand with lawmakers who protested the brazen manipulation of Florida’s Congressional District maps.
Those legislators were right to fight what has become an unashamed assault on democracy, fair representation, and so many other ideals of our Constitution.
We believe voters should be able to have their voices heard and choose their own elected leaders in a fair, logical system…the kind voters statewide passed with the Fair Districts amendment, not by a dangerous power grab or undemocratic decree.
And the blatant targeting of districts with Black voters and representatives is especially disturbing for our diverse union of essential healthcare workers. Our mission is to give working families of all backgrounds a voice and an opportunity for economic and social justice. This is not possible if all political influence is unfairly stripped while others try to seize absolute power.”
Roxey Nelson is Vice President and Director of Politics & Strategic Campaigns for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest union of healthcare workers in Florida.