Friday, September 2, 2011

Hispanic group releases online voter, redistricting guide

Diana Sen, President, HNBA
New HNBA redistricting guide promotes Latino voting rights

NEW YORK, NY -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has released a new online guide for lawyers seeking to preserve and promote Latino voting rights during the 2011 redistricting cycle.

The resource, the HNBA Guide to Redistricting: Preserving and Promoting Latino Voting Rights Under Section 2 and Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, provides a step-by-step tutorial for assessing Latino voting rights under Section 2 and Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 42 U.S.C. 1973.

The guide will help attorneys examine how the redistricting process affects Latinos in their communities, evaluate potential claims, and limit the costs of preparing for litigation. "The guide is invaluable," said outgoing HNBA President Diana Sen. "It is an essential tool in the ongoing effort to make sure that Latinos have an equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process."

Envisioned under Sen's leadership, the guide was co-written by Joaquin G. Avila, HNBA Voting Rights Chair and Juan Carlos Ibarra, HNBA Voting Rights Fellow. "I am thrilled with the inaugural project of the Voting Rights Fellow," said Avila. "By providing a step-by-step method for evaluating Latino voting rights, the guide fills an important role at a time when the next ten years of Latino political participation is at stake."

As political bodies at every level of government redraw political boundaries during the current redistricting cycle, local HNBA affiliates and attorney members are in a unique position to ensure that new districts do not have a discriminatory effect on Latino voting strength. Members and affiliates are encouraged to reproduce and share the guide, and to provide feedback and suggestions for future updates.

Click here to download the guide.

SOURCE Hispanic National Bar Association

1 comment:

  1. Dee from Texas : Right Wing Conspiracy Theory against Latinos with Fake Group "Chicanos Unidos Arizona" that announces "Race War in Five Years" to reconquer lost territories in the United States. This is all Fabrication, Fake and Slander.

    A Concoction in order to deceive fools : falsehood, untruth, falsity - Anti Immigrants ( Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce et al ) have been discredited. Now, their friends are fabricating Conspiracy Theories.

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    Discuss Immigration Issues with a Mexican American. Truth, Honesty and the American Way!
    Dee from Texas
    September 4, 2011

    Some excerpts :

    The Tea Party Right Wing Groups are getting DESPERATE!
    They MADE UP a FAKE Reconquista Group -- "Chicanos Unidos Arizona"

    The Extremist Right Wing Websites (aka: the Examiner) has posted an article by their MADE UP Reconquista Group, proclaiming there will be a RECONQUISTA WAR in 5 Years. They CLAIM FAKE Associations with NCLR and MECHA.

    Of course this doesn't surprise me given the amount of trickery being conducted by Karl Rove's legions of Watergate Type paid hackers.

    I CHALLENGE their FAKE Group's Leader: Miguel Perez to reply to me or to NCLR (who he claims membership) or to MECHA (who he ALSO proclaims membership) and PROVE his Membership.

    Sadly, HE CANNOT! Why? Because he is NOT a member. HE is a FABRICATION!
    A Right Wing Conspiracy!
    A LIE!
    His LIE: He writes that Latinos in America will start a "Reconquista War" in America. (LIES!)

    The FAKE Group "Chicanos Unidos Arizona" has NO Website! No Facebook page!
    If you doubt what I am saying, I ask that you to Google these words "Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years" and VIEW all of the EXTREMIST RIGHT WING Tea Party Groups that are proclaiming this story. Also note: There are NO supportive articles for this group from NCLR or MECHA. NONE!

    I also ask you to google: "examiner illegal immigration" and view ALL of the ANTI Latino articles that appear from this heinous, right wing RAG!

    BEWARE THESE RIGHT WING HATE WEBSITES! THEY LIE! The Examiner and ANTI Latino HATE Websites should be ASHAMED of themselves! They are stirring up their ugly, ugly Agenda of HATE and WAR and VIOLENCE! How typical of these extremists!!

    Latino Friends: Please REPOST this to as many Websites as possible. Let's see if we can OUT this FAKE website once and for all! Let's get them to write me!
    or write to: NCLR or MECHA

    Let's see if they have the GUTS to Out Themselves!!! THE LIARS!