October 22, 2020         
3Pillar Global's Jennifer Ives Named Among Top Women Leaders in SaaS   •   CaDi introduces Lycofertilic™ - high potency, targeted supplements with algae DHA Omega-3 to provide anti-ageing support f   •   Secret® Deodorant Keeps Women’s Hockey Afloat During COVID-19 with $1 Million Commitment to PWHPA   •   Woven Calendar Releases Premium Version to Help Professionals Become More Productive in a Remote Work World   •   Elastic Sweeps Best Companies for Women in the Workplace Awards   •   New Contest Offers Cash Prizes to High School & College Students for Ideas on How to Dismantle Patriarchy   •   Proudly Sweet, Shamelessly Spicy! Smirnoff Is Delivering A Shot Of Authentic Flavor And Expanding Its Spicy Tamarind Offering To   •   Opportunity Rising Foundation $10K Gift Invests in the Futures of North Texas Scholars   •   Easterseals Crossroads Hosts Virtual Webinar Focused on Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace   •   OLB Group Expands Support for Apple Pay and Google Pay   •   Founder’s Packs Now Available for the First AAA Blockchain Game, Blankos Block Party   •   Lily Allen announces collaboration with Womanizer   •   Beach House Center for Recovery Partners with TRICARE for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders   •   EPAM'S Katerina Molchanova Wins Silver in the 13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards®   •   “Bar Rescue” Star and Hospitality Entrepreneur Jon Taffer Launches “Taffer’s Tavern” Franchise Wit   •   Recording Academy® Reveals Black Music Collective Leadership Council   •   Honor and Celebrate Veterans with Pilot Company's Round-Up for Wreaths Across America and Free Breakfast for Veterans Day   •   Texas home sales soar, housing inventory declines in 2020's third quarter   •   Hilton Effect Foundation Reveals 2020 Grants and Achieves $1 Million in Global COVID-19 Community Response Efforts   •   Bank of America, Comcast NBCUniversal and Lenfest Foundation Help Launch Pilot of Coded By Kids' OnE Philadelphia
Bookmark and Share

Latinos Laud TX Apportionment Ruling

DALLAS, TX – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas rejected an apportionment challenge that sought to force the City of Irving, Texas to discriminate against Latino voters in drawing the map for city council districts. MALDEF represents Latino voters who live in Irving and intervened to defend their rights in the litigation.

The lawsuit, filed by several Irving residents, sought a court order mandating that the city apportion its council districts based on citizen voting age population instead of total population. Such a policy would have severely reduced representation of Latinos in Irving by packing them into overcrowded districts and burdening representatives elected to represent Latino neighborhoods.

The court ruled in favor of the City of Irving, holding that Irving had the right to apportion its districts based on total population to provide fair representation to all Irving residents.

Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, stated "Every resident of a legislative district -- regardless of age, citizenship, voter registration, or any other characteristic -- is a constituent deserving of fair representation. The court was right to approve the wise decision to ensure equal representation to every resident of Irving."

“This is an important victory for all voters, regardless of race, who enjoy fair representation in equally-apportioned districts,” commented Nina Perales, MALDEF’s Director of Litigation and lead counsel for the Latino intervenors in the case. “This case also represents a defeat for fringe elements of society who want to target Latinos for exclusion from the political process,” continued Perales.

READ FULL RULING HERE 



Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community,” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC NEWS, LATINO NEWS, MEXICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News