February 28th, 2012
Texas Democratic Party Says Maps Don’t Represent Latino Interests

Texas Democratic Party spokeswoman Rebecca Acuña released the following statement in response to the San Antonio court’s interim maps:

“We appreciate the court’s efforts, but their maps are far from accurate representation. These maps may be slightly better than those passed by a radical legislature but they still grossly misrepresent the demographics of our state.

“89% of the growth that led to four new congressional districts in Texas was from minorities. We are almost exclusively the reason the state got four new congressonal districts, but these maps gave us just one additional voice in Congress.

“Specifically, The Texas Democratic Party will continue to support our allies who are fighting to ensure that all communities are accurately represented.”

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