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www.chicagoreporter.com: ‘Equity means 15 Latino wards’

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Latinos demand more wards in the new map (15 Latino wards and 16 Black wards), arguing population growth (up 5 percent).

Still, Black representatives do not want to give up more than one ward (17 Black wards and 14 Latino wards) despite a population decrease (10 percent).

Currently, the City Council comprises 18 Black wards and 13 Latino wards.

Speaking about the strong stance of the Chicago City Latino Caucus, Sylvia Puente, President, and CEO, of The Latino Policy Forum, said, “We had a Latino caucus ten years ago that didn’t have the “ganas”, the will that I think this Latino caucus has.” Puente was a guest on the Latino News Network (LNN) podcast, “3 Questions With…”.

“We have several new members (Latino Caucus) who are being very vocal about saying equity means that we are 30 percent of the City and that means 15 (wards).

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