June 2, 2020         
TherapeuticsMD Announces Appointment of James C. D’Arecca as Chief Financial Officer and Retirement of Daniel A. Cartwrigh   •   Science-Based Assessments and Action Strategies Help Voting Jurisdictions Conduct Healthy Elections   •   International E-Commerce Data Shows Surge in First-Time Online Shoppers   •   The Only Task Management Platform You Need Launched to Help Remote Workers, Freelancers, Small Business   •   Wayfair to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference   •   Cedar Fair to Participate June 2nd in the Goldman Sachs 2020 Travel and Leisure Conference, Audio Webcast Available   •   CHPA Launches Rebranding Effort as Consumer Health Becomes More Vital to Public Health   •   During Alzheimer's, Brain Awareness Month, Assisted Living Locators Encourages Families To Reassess Loved One's Dementia Care Si   •   Keep your home safe and functional with kid-proofing tips from Four Seasons Plumbing   •   icometrix launches its icompanion platform for people with multiple sclerosis   •   LifeStation and AMAC Partner to Offer A Full Suite of Medical Alert Services to Members   •   Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool is Honored as the 6th Fastest Growing Company in Springfield, Missouri   •   Leclanché announces strategic company reorganization along with an Industrial Partnership Agreement with Eneris Group aim   •   20 Years of Innovation and Digital Transformation - TechAffinity   •   2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition Makes Red the New Color of Envy   •   MyndTec Announces Partnership with SDVOSB Maness Veteran Medical to Distribute MyndMove™ to the US Department of Defense a   •   Christopher & Banks Corporation Announces First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call   •   NortonLifeLock Announces New Cyber Safety Protection Offer for AARP Members   •   Essence Ventures Hires Caroline Wanga as New Chief Growth Officer   •   Valence and Silicon Valley Bank Partner to Support Black Professionals in a Three-Part Virtual Event Series
Bookmark and Share

Group Wants 2nd All Latino District in Calif.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Redistricting Committee’s new constituency lines was met with fierce opposition by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

MALDEFHispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, EqualityAt issue for the group is the fact that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors provisional-redistricted map failed to generate a second “Latino-majority supervisorial district.”

The Latino legal civil rights organization contends five of the County Supervisors neglected their obligation to create a second all-Latino district as mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act.

“They need to respect the Federal Voting Rights Act (in order to) avoid an expensive lawsuit the county is guaranteed to lose,” said Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF

The Latino legal civil rights organization states that between 2000 and 2010, the Latino population in Los Angeles County grew by nearly half a million residents, while the non-Latino population lost nearly 150,000 people. Latinos now make up almost half the county's population.

MALDEF asserts, that the majority of the County Supervisors -- specifically Supervisors Mike Antonovich, Don Knabe, and Zev Yaroslavsky -- "oppose creating a second Latino supervisorial district." The group feels the supervisors are more interested in preserving their comfortable, current district lines.

A statement from MALDEF says this is not the first time Los Angeles County has put incumbents' comfort ahead of voting rights. The first Latino member of the Board of Supervisors, Gloria Molina, was elected only twenty years ago after the County lost a Voting Rights Act lawsuit that proved the supervisors had INTENTIONALLY sought to prevent the creation of a Latino district.

The statement goes on to say, the Supervisors are on the verge of again adopting a map that disrespects the Latino community and its population growth. Moreover, they are on the verge of VIOLATING the Voting Rights Act, by failing to create a new Latino district when they know that one is warranted. The Advisory Commission was presented with several proposed maps creating a second Latino-majority district, but the representatives appointed by Supervisors Antonovich, Knabe, and Yaroslavsky rejected each of those proposals.
 


STORY TAGS: MALDEFHispanic 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