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The New Constituents: How Latinos Will Shape the Next Congress

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 11/17/2009 at 2:00pm

Today America’s Voice released a report entitled, “The New Constituents… How Latinos Will Shape Congressional Apportionment After the 2010 Census” at a live-streamed event at NDN in Washington, DC.

The report examines the role Latinos will play in shaping the next Congress, after the 2010 Census. According to bipartisan projections, nineteen states are poised to see changes in their Congressional representation. Eight states will gain at least one House seat, while eleven states will lose at least one seat in Congress.

These states, as outlined in the report: 

States gaining House seats: Texas (+4), Arizona (+2), Florida (+1), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1), Oregon (+1), South Carolina (+1), and Utah (+1).

States losing House seats: Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1), New York (-1), and Pennsylvania (-1).

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