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Línea Abierta : REDRAWING THE MAP.

  • Title: REDRAWING THE MAP.
  • Guest: María Blanco
  • Additional Guests: Arturo Vargas, Jesús García.
  • Host: Chelis López
  • Date: TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
  • Description: REDRAWING THE MAP. All around the country, government officials are using new Census data to redefine neighborhoods and communities and redraw the lines of congressional districts, in order to fairly represent all residents.
  • Genre: News
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Program Number: 6367
  • Producer: Samuel Orozco
  • Progam Number: 6367
  • Publisher: Radio Bilingüe
  • Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
  • Subject: Politics
  • Year: 2011
  • Program Name: la_110412.mp3
  • Length: 59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
  • Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

REDRAWING THE MAP. All around the country, government officials are using new Census data to redefine neighborhoods and communities and redraw the lines of congressional districts, in order to fairly represent all residents. In California, this process is being carried out for the first time ever by a citizens’ commission. Public hearings begin this week in California’s Central Valley, where Latinos are often an underrepresented and silent majority, and the recent population growth may produce a new congressional district. What can people do to prepare testimony on how to get the best representation for their communities?

Guests: Maria Blanco, Commissioner, California Citizens Redistricting Committee, Los Angeles, CA, http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/ ; Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials, Los Angeles, CA. www.naleo.org ; Jesús García, Demographer with the Citizens Redistricting Committee of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, CA. www.doloreshuerta.org

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