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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF EQUITABLE LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING

WHEREAS, Winthrop University is located in York County; and

WHEREAS, the relative numerical strength of the York County legislative delegation will be a key factor in determining state support for Winthrop University throughout the next decade; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Decennial Census of the United States which is done during the first year of every decade is, by South Carolina statute, the basis for the determination of the population of the legislative districts in South Carolina for both the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate and, therefore, is the basis for the determination of practical and equitable geographic boundaries for the legislative districts; and

WHEREAS, the results of the Federal Decennial Census determining the population at the individual county and municipal level on April 1, 2000 will soon be available with the best available projections of the population indicating that York County will be the fourth fastest growing county (19.1 %) among the 46 counties in South Carolina over the 1990‑2000 decade; and

WHEREAS, the 1990 Federal Decennial Census showed that, at that time, York County's population clearly justified five South Carolina House Districts and two South Carolina Senate Districts where the majority of the population in each district was within the boundaries of York County; and

WHEREAS, since 1992, York County has demonstrably been the most under‑represented county in the South Carolina Legislature on the basis of the number of both House Districts (four) and Senate Districts (one) where the majority of the population in each district was within York County; and

WHEREAS, the level of representation in the legislature has a significant relationship to the adequate, fair, and equitable representation of the citizens of York County with respect to issues impacting Winthrop University such as education funding, infrastructure development, and land use planning; and

WHEREAS, it is essential that the unique needs and desires of the citizens of York County be adequately, fairly, and equitably represented in the South Carolina Legislature; and

WHEREAS, it is the unmistakable intent of the South Carolina statutes dealing with the delineation of legislative districts that the citizens of the state are to have adequate, fair, and equitable representation in the South Carolina Legislature; and

WHEREAS, the best available projections of population growth show that York County's 2000 population will absolutely justify five South Carolina House Districts and two South Carolina Senate Districts where the majority of the population in each district is within the boundaries of York County;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY THAT the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University supports the call for the Legislative Delegation representing the citizens of York County and the South Carolina Legislature as a whole to immediately begin taking the steps necessary to insure that the citizens of York County are adequately, fairly, and equitably represented in the South Carolina Legislature for the coming decade through the delineation of five South Carolina House Districts and two South Carolina Senate Districts where the majority of the population in each district is within the boundaries of York County.

February 23, 2001

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