Redistricting

WCVI, MALDEF, and LULAC form Redistricting AllianceMALDEF-WCVI Redistricting Plans: The redistricting plan, submitted on behalf of the MALDEF and the Wiliam C. Velasquez Institute, provides a community-based vision of inclusive democracy and features extensive community outreach as its centerpeice. This plan reflects the profound growth of the Latino community in United States over the past decade and ensures that Latinos have equal opportunities to elect candidates of their choice.

*Florida Redistricting efforts conducted by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF).

 

MALDEF-WCVI California Redistricting

Assembly, Senate, & Congressional

State Assembly

MALDEF- WCVI Assembly Plan

MALDEF-WCVI Assembly Map

State Senate

MALDEF-WCVI Senate Plan

MALDEF-WCVI Senate Map

For "zoomable" maps of California, choose the appropriate file below:

California (662 KB); Bay Area (683 KB); Central Valley/Central Coast (421 KB); Los Angeles Area (563 KB); Orange County Area (432 KB); San Bernardino-Riverside (326 KB); Coachella Valley Imperial County (428 KB); San Diego Area (297 KB)

MALDEF-WCVI-TXLULAC Texas Redistricting

Assembly, Senate, & Congressional

The Willie Velásquez Institute (WCVI) joined together with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (TXLULAC) in a redistricting partnership for community education. Mandated constitutionally to occur every ten years, redistricting provides an excellent opportunity for Latinos and other minority communities to advocate for fair electoral districts. Fairly drawn districts, in turn, provide historically excluded communities a better chance at electing candidates of their choice to public office. Conversely, failure to effectively participate in the redistricting deliberations in Austin, and at the local level, will guarantee that our communities continue to suffer from disproportionately low rates of political representation and participation.

Redistricting of federal and state electoral districts by the state legislature began this year with the release of the 2000 Census results in March.

The plans adopted by the Legislative Redistricting Board (LRB) on July 18, 2001 fell short of the recommendations set forth in the statewide House and Senate proposals submitted by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) and the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (TX LULAC). The MALDEF/WCVI/TXLULAC plans reflect the rapid growth of the Latino community throughout various parts of the state and present greater opportunity for Latinos to elect their representatives of choice.

Comparison of LRB House Plan and MALDEF/LULAC/WCVI House Plan to 2000 House Plan:
Number of House Districts with Latino Voting-Age Population % Between 70-30%

Category District % Current Districts MALDEF, WCVI, TXLULAC Plan LRB Adopted Plan MALDEF, WCVI, TXLULAC +/- LRB Adopted +/- Diff. Between MALDEF/WCVI, TXLULAC & LRB
LVAP Districts over 70%
18
14
15
-4
-3
-1
LVAP Districts 69-60%
10
10
12
0
2
-2
LVAP Districts 59-50%
3
12
7
9
4
5
LVAP Districts between 49-35%
11
7
4
-4
-7
3

Note: Latino Majority district defined as 50%+ Latino Voting-Age Population (LVAP). Source: Texas Legislative Council

 

 
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