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Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Timely Release by Census Director Identifying Jurisdictions that Must Provide Language Assistance under Section 203 of Voting Rights Act

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC: Michelle Boykins, 202-296-2300, ext. 144
NALEO Educational Fund: Paula Valle, 213-765-9414; Amanda Bosquez, 202-546-2536
Native American Rights Fund: Natalie Landreth, 907-276-0680; James Tucker, Pro Bono Counsel, 703-297-0485

Washington, DC – December 6, 2016

On December 5, 2016, the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau issued a notice of determination identifying the jurisdictions subject to the language assistance provisions of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, which are available at 81 Federal Register 87532. The new Section 203 determinations, which are described in detail in the Voting Rights Act Coverage Update, replace the previous Section 203 determinations made in October 2011.

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Press Statement:  Gwinnett County Designated by Census Bureau under VRA Sect 203 to Provide Voting Info in Spanish

Gwinnett County Must Provide Spanish Language Information for all Election Information

GALEO will work to ensure quick compliance by the County & encourages other counties to start doing the same

Press Statement

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, Georgia) – December 5, 2016 – Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, released this statement after the announcement of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Federal Register designation (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-05/pdf/2016-28969.pdf) of Gwinnett County as one the Voting Rights Act Section 203 covered jurisdictions to be required to provide all voting materials, information and assistance in Spanish:

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