LULAC Vows To Continue Fighting For One-Person, One-Vote Voting Rights Principal In The US Supreme Court
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Will Appeal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in the Case Involving Texas’ Winner-Take-All System
Washington, D.C. – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the Texas Winner-Take-All voting system. LULAC contends that the current system violates the “one-person, one-vote” principle arising from constitutional equal protection and freedom of association rights.
LULAC National President Domingo Garcia issued the following statement:
“LULAC is disappointed with the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion but we will continue to fight to make sure every American citizen's right to is enforced and that their vote counts. We plan to consider appealing to the full court panel or to the US Supreme Court where we believe this case will ultimately be decided. Winner-Take-All electoral politics is a rigged system that dilutes the votes of Latinos and other minorities in states like Texas, California, Massachusetts and South Carolina.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/