There's two articles in today's (Sunday, July 24) Odessa American. "Redistricting still up in air" reveals some very interesting info on just where Rodriguez's, LULAC's, Una Voz's, et al, collective head is. The other article is the editorial and the OA doesn't have it on line yet. I'll add a link to it when they do.
It seems they're not happy with the Hispanic majority they now enjoy in Districts 1, 3, and 5. It appears they also want District 4 and for the ratios to go up to as much as 75% Hispanic... "because, he says, those numbers are needed to overcome Hispanics’ lack of belief in the electoral system and their tendency not to vote."
Geeeeeez, seen the lack of belief in the electoral system in the general population here lately? Exactly why do they think Congress's approval rating is so low? This is like having a race and putting one contestant 3/4 of the way down the track. PLUS!!!! These groups get federal grants, TAXPAYER monies, to do whatever they want with it EVEN THOUGH they're SUPPOSED to be NON-PARTISAN (and they most certainly are NOT non-partisan) in order to get that money and then they underwrite each other. In this case, Carol Uranga let it slip that MALDEF is behind this. Yep. Jason got it on tape. It's at desertvision.net. Then, I ran across a site that reports business info and Una Voz was reported as having 3 employees and a $70,000 income. As far as I know, Una Voz has NOT obtained their 501(c)(3) status, IF they've even applied for it, so where did this money come from? I know for a fact that he was soliciting donations (see "Una Voz Unida" posting on this site) but $70,000? There's a lot to this story that isn't being told. ~ Faye
Redistricting still up in air:
OK. Here's the online OA editorial:
IN OUR VIEW: Redistricting fireworks fun to watch