Thursday, February 16, 2012

LatinoLines Coalition demands representation

The drama continues with redistricting our community. The LatinoLines Coalition in Philadelphia is demanding everyone to tell the Pennsylvania Reapportionment Commission not to allow the primaries to take place with decade old maps that are not representative of the population shifts in PA as shown by the 2010 census. And to be honest this makes so much sense (well the demanding). There was pressure to redistrict the city based on Census numbers and now voting will be based on old maps? Makes no sense at all. Some say the government is blocking voter justice.

Well if you want to do something about it join the LatinoLines Coalition on Monday, February 20 at 1 p.m. at the Federal Court House on 6th and Market. City leaders will be discussing the denial of Latino voting power in Pennsylvania’s state legislative districts. LatinoLines characterizes recent court rulings to ignore the legislature’s redistricting plans as an obvious robbery, committed in broad day light. So what's going to happen? Will these community leaders be able to run for state representatives? Only time and effort will tell.
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