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August 5, 2011

Residents to Testify in Support of Majority-Minority Districts

Residents and OneAmerica members from across South King County will be testifying in support of the majority-minority “Unity Maps” at a Washington State Redistricting Commission public hearing this Tuesday in South Seattle. This is the final hearing before the public comment period closes and is expected to be the largest of 18 the Commission has hosted across the state this summer.

The “Unity Maps,” developed by the United for Fair Representation coalition, propose the creation of a new 10th Congressional district in south King County and legislative districts in King, Pierce and Yakima counties that are a majority-minority. 

What: Washington State Redistricting Commission public hearing 
When: 6:00pm, Tuesday, August 9
Where: New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98118

“Redrawing the voting maps to reflect a viable community of interest in South King County will provide these communities with the power to influence whether or not elected officials feel obligated to respond to their needs,” said OneAmerica Policy Director Ada Williams Prince.

Media

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Charlie McAteer, OneAmerica Communications Director, 206-452-8402, charlie@weareoneamerica.org

About OneAmerica

OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power within immigrant communities.

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