New Faces, New Maps, New Battles

By Monica Davey, New York Times
Jul.14, 2011

LAS VEGAS - The population of Latinos has exploded here, and they want their voices heard not just in the halls of schools like Clark High or on the growing number of Spanish-language radio stations, but also in Congress.

.."There is consensus about one thing: that one of these districts is going to give the best opportunity yet for Latinos to elect a candidate of their choice, and that puts us in a very pivotal position," said Andres Ramirez, a political consultant and leader of the Nevada Latino Redistricting Coalition.  | More…