February 2, 2011 | PR Newswire | Original Article

Redistricting 2011: Shaping the Next Decade of Latino Political Progress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The maps that emerge after this year's redistricting process will determine whether Latinos have a fair opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. As the nation's second-largest population group, Latinos must have a meaningful opportunity to participate in 2011 redistricting efforts.

NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas, an expert with vast redistricting experience, will brief the media on what's at stake for Latinos in the upcoming redrawing of political boundaries.  

This media briefing will occur as the NALEO Educational Fund convenes Latino elected officials and community leaders from across the country for the National Institute on Redistricting, a two-day gathering that offers intensive training and professional development on the timely issue of redistricting, a key component of our representative democracy. Participants include those who will be involved in line drawing or community mobilization.

WHAT:  Media Briefing

(Held in conjunction with the NALEO Educational Fund's National Institute on Redistricting)

WHO:  NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas

WHEN: Tuesday, February 8

1:30 -2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Mayflower Renaissance Hotel

Senate Room (Lobby Level)

1127 Connecticut Ave., NW

Washington, D.C.

About NALEO Educational Fund

The NALEO Educational Fund is the nation's leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Contact: Patricia Guadalupe (202) 546-2536, pguadalupe@naleo.org