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