Voting Rights

WHEREAS, LULAC is the largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States; and

WHEREAS, for over 77 years LULAC has been a leader in the struggle for equality for the Latino community in the area of civil rights, which includes voting rights; and

WHEREAS, LULAC has strongly supported efforts from other Latino organizations to protect the rights of Latinos; and

WHEREAS, the Los Angles County Chicano Employees Association has filed the largest Latino voting rights Section 2 complaint with the United States Department of Justice against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 2001 adopted districts; and

WHEREAS, Los Angeles County had a population of approximately 10,000,000 in 2005, 46.8% of the residents being Latino with only one Latino representative among the five current Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, Los Angeles County in 1990 was found to have violated the voting rights of Latinos in the drawing of Board of Supervisor districts; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, LULAC will continue its efforts to support LACCEA Section 2 administrative Federal voting rights complaint in regards to the 2001 Supervisorial districts and that LULAC contact Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez on this case.

THEREFORE, LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, LULAC contact the Hispanic Congressional Caucus and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda requesting that they contact Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez to request that he support the filing of this Section 2 Federal voting rights case in Federal District Court as soon as possible.

Approved this 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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