New America Media
By Nina Martin
The first batch of political maps by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission is having exactly the effect that government reformers intended–shaking up the political status quo by ignoring incumbents and promising to make many statewide elections more competitive.
But the release Friday ofproposed maps for new legislative and congressional districts has also left Latino civil rights advocates shaking with frustration and anger.
“The proposed congressional maps create a worse-case scenario for Latinos in California,”