Texas Redistricting Briefing - Protecting Minority Rights for the Next 10 Years - Tuesday, Sept. 20th

Texas Redistricting Briefing - Protecting Minority Rights for the Next 10 Years - Tuesday, Sept. 20th

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 New America Media invites you to a special briefing
Texas Redistricting 2011:

Texas was the big winner in the 2010 Census and the 2011 redistricting, adding 4.3 million residents -- mostly immigrants and minorities --and four new Congressional seats --the most in the nation. But fearing that ethnic voters are Democrats, the GOP-dominated Texas legislature approved a new redistricting map that would divide the African-American, Asian and Latino populations.

Learn how redistricting could increase or diminish minority voting power throughout Texas and what civic activists are doing to assure that new redistricting lines don't further dilute the power of black, Hispanic and Asian populations.

How has partisanship affected redistricting in Texas and how do lawmakers approach the Voting Rights Act?

How could the GOP maps in Texas affect immigration policy and voting rights issues at the state and national level?

What can communities of color do to protect their interests during the redistricting process as it continues at the county and citywide level?

What can communities of color do to protect their interests during the redistricting process as it continues at the county and citywide level?

How could the results of Texas' redistricting process affect the voting rights of minorities for the next decade and beyond?

What: A panel discussion with ethnic media

Where: Houston City Hall (Mayor's Conference Room)
              901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002

When: September 20th, 2011, from 11 am to 1 pm

RSVP to: Anthony Advincula
                 aadvincula@newamericamedia.org 212-929-2773

                 Liz Gonzalez
                 lgonzalez@newamericamedia.org 415-503-4170




 

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