Voces Unidas today endorsed CLLARO’s proposed state house and senate maps for redistricting. Our team worked directly with CLLARO’s map architects to ensure that the valley’s Latino communities were kept whole as much as possible.
The first round of maps released by the redistricting commissions are unacceptable to Voces Unidas as they divide and dilute the Latino voices in the tri-county region in four house districts and two senate districts.
The new CLLARO, Voces Unidas-endorsed maps would keep our Latino communities whole in two house districts and in one senate district. The percentage of Latinos in these house and senate districts would be between 23 to 25 percent, making our Latino voices more politically relevant in the electoral process.
House District 61 would include the entire Aspen to Parachute corridor, keeping the greater Roaring Fork Valley whole in one district. About 25% of this district would be Latino.
House District 56 would keep the entire Gypsum to Silverthorne/Leadville mountain Latino communities whole. About 23% of this district would be Latino.
Senate District 5 would go from Rifle to Aspen and include the I-70 corridor from Eagle County to Summit/Lake counties. About 25% of this district would be Latino.
Note: Senate District 7 would place Parachute/Battement Mesa with the rest of rural Garfield and Rio Blanco counties.
Below are the proposed CLLARO, Voces Unidas-endorsed maps: