NAM Radio: Latinos and Redistricting

NAM Radio: Latinos and Redistricting

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Every decade the nation’s census provides a snapshot of how our country has changed. These numbers determine how jurisdictions for local, state and national elections will be drawn.

This highly politicized process is currently taking place all over the country, under the watchful eye of many advocates including Joaquin Avila, one of the nation’s pre-eminent voting rights lawyers and Director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative at Seattle University School of Law.

The former President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Avila’s groundbreaking work and effective advocacy were rewarded with a MacArthur Genius Award in 1996.

Avila spoke with New America Media's Irma Herrera to speak about the politics of redistricting and whether the significant growth of the Latino population is likely to result in greater representation and political clout for the Latino community.


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