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Latino Political Representation in Toppenish, Wapato, and Granger School Districts: The Case for Change

My report asks how the structure and administration of elections affects low levels of Latino representation and participation on Toppenish, Wapato, and Granger school boards..  In particular, I focused on determining whether or not the system of elections in these towns leads to minority vote dilution, or a systematic decrease in the influence of Latino […]

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The Role of Electoral Politics and Latino Mobilization: Studies in Granger and Toppenish Washington

Because Latinos in Granger and Toppenish make up the large majority of the population but vote at very low rates and are not proportionally represented in local government, I sought to examine the ways in which Latinos can be successfully mobilized to participate in their community and in local politics. My report focuses on the […]

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