In response to U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard’s preliminary injunction blocking Jacksonville’s City Council’s maps, Duval County Democratic Party Chair Daniel Henry released the following statement:
JACKSONVILLE, FL — “We applaud Judge Morales Howard’s preliminary injunction blocking the use of Jacksonville City Council’s gerrymandered map.
“From the beginning, we have advocated for fair maps that protect residents’ rights to have a voice in their local government. This ruling reaffirms our belief that the maps passed by the council, earlier this year, racially segregated Duval County residents and silenced their voices.
“It’s now incumbent on City Council, to embrace this ruling, and proceed with a fair and equitable redistricting process that produces maps that are logically shaped and racially balanced by the court-imposed deadline.”