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Citizens win big

November 10, 2010
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

To the editor,

Despite some incumbents' claims that efforts to pass rules to guide redistricting were partisan, last weeks' results indicate that a clear majority of voters from all parties want to be able to choose their elected officials instead of allowing those officials to choose their voters.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to the many people on Sanibel who worked for over three years gathering petitions and working to pass these amendments. The LWV of Sanibel was grateful to be part of this effort during its first year as a nationally recognized league.

The League of Women Voters of Florida has worked for this change for over 30 years. It was the first victory in five tries!

Carla Benninga

President, League of Women Voters of Sanibel


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