Latino voters being silenced in Franklin commission races, voting rights group claims
OneAmerica and Campaign Legal Center sued in July, challenging the at-large elections in the county. “The government should bring us together, but it is leaving the Latino community behind,” the organizations said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. “In order for us to reduce crime and make sure our tax money is being spent wisely, we need to hear from everyone.” Even before that lawsuit was filed, Yakima County had received a six-month notice from OneAmerica and Campaign Legal Center to change their at-large elections.
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