MALDEF files lawsuit against KC Board

Posted at 10:19 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 13:19:53-04

MALDEF and the Dolores Huerta Foundation will hold a press conference to announce is the filing of a lawsuit against the Board of Supervisors of Kern County, California alleging that the board violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Kern County’s 2011 redistricting plan unlawfully dilutes the Latino vote and effectively prevents Latinos from meaningful participation in Board of Supervisor elections.

MALDEF and the Plaintiffs in the case seek an order requiring the County to redraw its supervisorial plan to reflect the growth of the County’s Latino population in a manner that provides all voters with an equal opportunity to elect candidates of choice.