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A More Perfect Union: Latinos, Minority Majorities, and Redistricting

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How will major demographic shifts affect redistricting in 2021?

According to the U.S. Census, Asian American & Pacific Islander and Latino populations grew significantly in some parts of country, while the white population decreased for the first time. Whites are still the largest racial group in the country. Nationally, Latinos grew to over 18% of the total population, and are now the second largest ethnic group in the U.S. In California, the Latinx population is now 39% of the population, surpassing whites as the state’s largest ethnic group.

Special Thanks to Making Contact’s Sonya Green; Wisconsin Reporter: Zoe Sullivan.

Featuring:

  • Sonni Waknin, Voting Rights Managing Attorney and Counsel at UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

  • Niya Rodriguez, High School Senior, Member of Youth Empowered in Struggle

  • Alison Vasquez-Lovell, Milwaukee Youth Organizer for Voces de la Frontera

  • Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Director of Voces de la Frontera

  • Sachin Cheda, Chair of the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition, and Director of the Fair Elections Project

Making Contact Staff

  • Episode Producer/Host: Monica Lopez

  • Interim Executive Director: Jessica Partnow

  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani

Music Credits:

Xylo Ziko – “Fireflies”

Storby – “Whatever”

Xylo Ziko – “Termites”

Blue Dot Sessions – “Ervira”

Xylo Ziko – “Alternate”

 

Author: Radio Project

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