Gerrymandering: Moving from ‘cracking’ and ‘packing’ to fairness

Gerrymandering: Moving from ‘cracking’ and ‘packing’ to fairness

Victor Landa November 1, 2017

On Oct. 3, the United States Supreme Court heard Gil vs. Whitford, a Wisconsin case regarding extreme partisan gerrymandering of the Wisconsin Legislature. In that case, Republicans drew a legislative […]

Five Points On The Big Court Losses For GOP Vote Suppressors

NewsTaco August 3, 2016

*This is a good list. The voter suppression wave that gained strength after Shelby v Holder is starting to break. Things are starting to pick up for November. VL By […]

 Congressional Democrats Launch a New Strategy to Restore the Voting Rights Act

NewsTaco November 4, 2015

*You can call it the VRA 2.0. When the Supreme Court gutted section 5 of the Voting Rights Act I saw a bright side – that the gutting provided the […]

Why Latinos Are Still Fighting For The Voting Rights Act

NewsTaco August 10, 2015

*Lot’s of developments this past week on the voting rights front: The 50th anniversary of the VRA and a Texas lawsuit that found strength in Section 2 of the Act […]

For Latinos, 1965 Voting Rights Act Impact Came A Decade Later

NewsTaco August 7, 2015

*For Latinos, 1975 was just as significant as 1965. The VRA extension of that year ended language discrimination at the polls. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Gloria Molina has […]

Obama to call for Voting Rights Act restoration on law’s anniversary

NewsTaco August 6, 2015

*There’s momentum in the President’s planned call for restoration of the VRA. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and yesterday’s voter ID victory in Texas put voting […]

LBJ Linked Latinos, Civil Rights In ‘Selma’ Speech

NewsTaco March 6, 2015

*This makes sense, given that LBJ began his teaching career in a predominantly Mexican-American shool in Cotulla, Texas. The fight for civil rights in the U.S. has been entwined between […]