Ready for Prime Time?
Changes in census figures are already impacting redistricting efforts in some states – two good examples are Nevada and New Jersey - both benefitting from the Latino growth. Even states like Georgia will be taking notice in the not so distant future. And while Latinos are finding new political power in certain areas of the country, this new influence also comes with tough choices and decisions that need to be made by the Latinos in these communities at the federal, state and local levels. It will be interesting to see how these issues play out and how well Latinos are ready to manage their influence.