Austin Latino Coalition – Forum on Redistricting
February 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Saturday February 9, 2013 Austin, Texas
The Austin Latino Coalition invited the public to a community conversation about the new Citizens Districting 10-1 election system, passed by Austin voters in November 2012 as “Prop 3.” Eligible minority voters were urged to come learn why they should volunteer to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC). The ICRC will draw the lines for Austin’s 10 new city council districts. At the informational meeting, attendees would learn how to apply to serve on the ICRC.
The AUSTIN LATINO COALITION includes:
- Hispanic Advocates Business Leaders of Austin (HABLA)
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER)
- Austin Tejano Democrats
- Hermanos de East Austin
- Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- East Austin Voter Mobilization Initiative
- Hispanic Voters Count in Austin
- La Raza Roundtable
- Latina Policy Coalition
Gilberto Cortez Rivera (member of La Raza Roundtable) started the forum. Here is his presentation:
Former Senator Gonzalos Barrientos spoke to the advantages and opportunities of the 10-1 Plan in Austin. The City Auditor, Kenneth Mory and Eliza May (of Austinites for Geographic Representation- AGR) provided an overview to the ICRC.
Here are some of Senator Gonzalo Barrientos remarks:
The Latina Policy Coalition provided assistance to fill out the application form for the ICRC immediately following the morning forum. Applications are due February 22, 2013.
Redistricting advocates are aiming to ensure that the new ICRC reflects the diversity of Austin and includes representatives from the Latino community.
More info about upcoming AUSTINITES FOR GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION meetings:
Videos that explain the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC).
About 10-ONE here:
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