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The League of United Latin American Citizens Redistricting Task Force is discussing ways to ensure equal representation across all districts

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The nation’s oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), held a press conference Monday morning to discuss equal representation in all districts.

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Houston LULAC District 8 and the District 18 Redistricting Task Force Committee presented their position on city charter changes for 16 one-member districts, zero vacancies and a mayoral form of government.

“Only through responsive, equal representation proportional to the city of Houston’s Latino population in districts with only one member can Latinos be assured of parity for their tax dollars. This is achievable with key Latino leadership in local government to ensure the necessary representation that identifies with the unique challenges and opportunities of the Latino community,” said LULAC National President Domingo Garcia.

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Another town hall meeting will be held Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Houston Community College on the Felix Fraga campus on the third floor.

Guest speakers include Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President, Dr. Mark P. Jones, Rice University Political Science Professor, Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, UH political science professor, and Yolanda Navarro Flores, former representative of the District 148 Legislative House of Representatives.

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