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MBG Assists Chicago Lawyer’s Committee on Voting Rights Project

MBG Assists Chicago Lawyer’s Committee on Voting Rights Project
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MBG partners Jeff Cummings and Judd Miner, along with Jorge Sanchez of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF), assisted the Voting Rights Project to achieve a new redistricting plan for south suburban Chicago.

The Voting Rights Project at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has been working for the past year to increase minority representation in Greater Chicago. On February 9, 2016, the Blue Island City Council voted to adopt the new plan after “months of public hearings that were instituted in response to a pre-litigation letter sent by the VRP with the expert assistance” of MBG and MALDEF, according to Clara Kent of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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