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Proposed Congressional Map Subverts Democracy

Ed Sills
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The Texas AFL-CIO today denounced a proposed congressional map that shortchanges persons of color who dominated Texas growth in the last 10 years.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy’s statement:

“This map is illegitimate, placing incumbency protection and seizure of power ahead of communities of interest and the changing demographics of our state.”

“While 19 of 20 Texans added in the last decade were persons of color, this map appears to draw one less Hispanic majority district and no district with an African-American majority. It continues an unfortunate history of Texas drawing maps to seize power rather than represent all Texans.”

“While there is speculation about who is going to run for which office, our focus for now will be on fighting to make sure this map never becomes law.”