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.

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1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten reports…

On Friday public advocate Bill de Blasio asked lawmakers to create a “third Latino district.”

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“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.

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