California – The ACLU of California issued this press release (below) last week regarding the possible voter intimidation of Hmong (voters whose ethnic origins are from the mountainous regions of China and Vietnam) living in the northern regions of the state. Media Contact: (415) 621-2493 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Since last Friday, the ACLU of California’s Voting Rights Project has been working… Read More ›
The ACLU of Florida has launched a salvo against prison gerrymandering. It filed this lawsuit against a Florida county’s inclusion of a state prison in its legislative map. The press release is below. March 9, 2015 MIAMI, FL – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida filed a federal lawsuit challenging an election… Read More ›
Yakima, WA: The Yakima city council voted this week to give themselves more time to decide if the council will appeal a recent federal court ruling invalidating its at-large method of electing city council members. The Hispanic population in the city is 42% and Hispanic voters had been unable to an elect a candidate of… Read More ›
The city of Yakima lost a voting rights lawsuit against its at-large city council elections. Now the ACLU, which filed the lawsuit – wants court costs and attorneys fees. The group is asking for $2.8 million in its court filing.
Its official, the Yakima, Washington city council will now elect its members from seven single-member districts, two of which will have large Latino voting populations. The city had been sued by the ACLU for its at-large voting system and the effect it had on the Latino community. A federal district court found in favor the… Read More ›