NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Community leaders are demanding the creation of a congressional district in New York that would represent the city’s Latino community.
They plan on holding a demonstration on Sunday afternoon that will begin at 207th and Broadway and finish at Devoe Park in the Bronx.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Make Last-Minute Push For Votes Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary
1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten reports…
On Friday public advocate Bill de Blasio asked lawmakers to create a “third Latino district.”READ MORE: More Violence On Subways: Police Say Tourist Hit With Bottle, Man Slashed In Separate Attacks
“Our State Legislature has the historic opportunity to create a third Congressional District to affirm the right of the growing Latino community to elect the candidates of its choice… creating a third Latino congressional district here would reaffirm our city’s commitment to the American principles of openness, diversity and civic participation.”
Experts say that State Senator Adriano Espaillat would be a likely candidate for the Latino district.
The district would likely be centered in Washington Heights where Congressman Charlie Rangel currently serves.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Off-Duty Officer Attacked With Baseball Bat In Bronx; As Many As 6 Suspects Sought
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