This month, demographers say, Latinos became California's largest ethnic minority — with 39% of the population compared to 38.8% of whites. But they don't have voting power that's proportional to their numbers or proportional representation on local elective bodies. Anaheim, Whittier and Santa Clarita are among the cities facing lawsuits to fix that under the California Voting Rights Act.
Latinos Have the Numbers, What about Political Power?
- Gustavo Arellano - LA Times columnist and contributor to Greater LA. - @GustavoArellano
- Fernando Guerra - Professor of Political Science, Loyola Marymount University - @LMU_CSLA
- Luis Alvarado - Republican strategist and consultant, former deputy press secretary for the California Republican Party - @latinostrategy