LLEGO EL MOMENTO DE DEFENDER LO NUESTRO!
YOUR TESTIMONY AND PRESENCE WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND REPRESENTATION!
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 9:00 AM –
201 South Rosalind at the County Commission Meeting. YOU can speak.
The Orange County Commission adopted a terrible redistricting plan in 2011 which denied to the Hispanic Community a real opportunity to elect their own selection. This violated federal law and the intent of the law that COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST must be recognized. It is possible to create a Hispanic Majority District and the County Commission was offered that opportunity. Now, because they protected themselves and played politics, the Commission has been sued by Latino Justice/PRLDF and is worried. On Tuesday, Mayor Jacobs and her cronies want to approve spending $340,000 (three hundred and forty thousand dollars) TO FIGHT US!!! TO FIGHT THE CREATION OF HISPANIC MAJORITY DISTRICT.
We call on all members of the Latino community to join together in protesting plans of Mayor Jacobs to spend $340,000 of taxpayer money to defend the County’s current Commission Districts in Federal Court against a legal challenge brought by the people of District 3 represented by Latino Justice, a national advocacy organization.
Congressman Alan Grayson issued a statement this week, saying, “This is money that could be used for education or public safety. Instead, it will be used to defend a questionable redistricting plan that allegedly discriminates by diluting the voice of Hispanics. I sincerely hope that the Orange County Government finds a better, more appropriate use, for these taxpayer funds.”
The County Commission will vote to spend this money at a Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, their next meeting. Tell them this is wrong! The request for the money was placed on the “Consent” agenda by Mayor Jacobs at the request of the County Attorney. The voters of District 3 also called upon members of all minority communities to stand united in opposition to this waste and upon sitting members of the County Commission to vote to oppose this expense and to instruct the County Attorneys to settle the case.