Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, says the California Voting Rights Act helps Latinos remove at-large election formats in favor of district elections.
This is one part in a new KPCC series looking at the rights, responsibilities, traditions and privileges that come along with being a citizen. Let us know what you think.
In KPCC's new series, "Project Citizen," we're pursuing stories that look at the responsibilities, traditions, and privileges that citizenship entails.
Voting is one of them, but some voters say fair representation remains elusive.
KPCC's Sharon McNary says California's Voting Rights Act is being used with greater frequency to change how voters elect their local officials.