Skip to content
LPPI Subscribe

Join us in expanding opportunity for all Americans

    We care about the protection of your data. Read our Terms of Use.

    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Matt Barreto in Crosscut.: “In a first, court will decide new WA redistricting plan as commission falters”


    Contributors

    One major point of discussion has been whether to create a legislative district in the Yakima Valley where most eligible voters are Latino. Matt Barreto, the faculty director of the UCLA Voting Rights Project, said last month that the state commission should create a district in Central Washington that is majority Latino by citizen voting age population, or else risk violating the federal Voting Rights Act.