I would like to share the attached statement from State Senator Mamie Locke in support of the DPVA Resolution favoring the Senate-endorsed Congressional redistricting plan. Some have raised concerns that the reduced African-American percentage of the Third CD will make election of an African-American Congressman from that district unlikely. Senator Locke points out that: “The Senate Congressional plan is crucial to ensuring that minorities have an opportunity to vote for a candidate of choice as well as maintain one majority-minority district.” I would also add that I worked the polls in Cong. Scott’s first election to the State Senate and that district that was 30% African-American. The DPVA should support Sen. Locke’s plan.
Statement_of_Senator_Locke.pdf (35.3 KiB, 671 hits)
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