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NAACP Legal Defense Fund training at Reedy Chapel AME Church

November 7, 2016

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4-2-1 proposal deserves a fair hearing

June 21, 2015 - Galveston County Daily News - by Kimberly Worner
The idea of changing the arrangement of Galveston’s City Council deserves a frank public debate and islanders shouldn’t allow early opposition from voting and minority rights groups to stall the process short of that.


Proposed council districts draw protest

June 15, 2015 - Galveston County Daily News - by John Wayne Ferguson
A proposal from a city committee that could lead to a long­talked about change toGalveston is drawing public criticism from civil rights groups — before the City Council is evenconfirmed to be officially considering it.


Galveston voting district changes being considered

May 7, 2015 - Galveston County Daily News - by John Wayne Ferguson
The city could be on its way to choosing a new way to elect its officials - and is looking to an old idea for inspiration.


Pasadena sued over redistricting

November 13, 2014 - Houston Chronicle (Houston Politics) - By Alvaro Ortiz
Latino plaintiffs say new at-large districts shifting control to Anglos


Trashing justice in Galveston County

September 12, 2013 - Houston Chronicle Editorials
The U.S. Supreme Cort tossed the South into chaos when it removed federal preclearance requirements to voting changes.


Collaborating Organizations 8/22/13 Objection to Galveston City Council changing election system from 6-1 to 4-2-1.

August 22, 2013 - Letter to City of Galveston City Attorney


It's not the city council fighting the state, feds

July 25, 2013 - The Galveston County Daily News - By Norman Pappous
I read that Heber Taylor ("They're already talking about the next election," The Daily News, July 21) believes the city council should stop fighting the state and the feds over public housing. I guess I have missed some meetings!


Collaborating Organizations supplemental objections to Galveston County redistricting of commissioners court

March 15, 2012


Collaborating Organizations proposed settlement of objections to Justice of the Peace and constable redistricting

March 12, 2012


Department of Justice objection under Sec. 5 to Galveston County redistricting of commissioners court and constable and Justice of the Peace precincts

March 5, 2012


Collaborating Organizations supplemental objection to redistricting maps for commissioners court precincts

February 15, 2012


Collaborating Organizations supplemental objection to Galveston County redistricting maps for commissioners court precincts

November 29, 2011


Judge blocks Galveston County voter maps

November 23, 2011 - Houston Chronicle - By Harvey Rice
A federal judge has granted a request for the appointment of a three-judge panel to redraw voting districts in Galveston County for commissioners, justices of the peace and constables.


Collaborating Organizations objection to Galveston County redistricting commissioners court precincts

November 22, 2011


Collaborating Organizations objection to Galveston County redistricting constable and Justice of the Peace precincts

November 22, 2011


Collaborating Organizations recommendation to Galveston to adopt Map R2

October 24, 2011


Department of Justice objection to Galveston's 4-2-1 plan

October 3, 2011


City of Galveston 8.2.11 Preclearance Request to DOJ for 4-2-1 plan

August 4, 2011


Collaborating Organizations objection to Galveston's 4-2-1 plan

May 27, 2011