NAACP http://wuis.org en Minority Groups Courted Before Redistricting Lawsuit http://wuis.org/post/minority-groups-courted-redistricting-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A lawsuit seeking to keep two citizen's initiatives from ever coming before voters has been filed. Although the case makes no mention of how it will affect minority voters' rights, sources say organizers took pains to reach out to ethnic groups.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two potential constitutional changes are at issue: one limiting how long legislators can be in office, the other stripping them of the power to draw their own districts.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:11:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 24171 at http://wuis.org Minority Groups Courted Before Redistricting Lawsuit NAACP Threatens To Sue District 186 http://wuis.org/post/naacp-threatens-sue-district-186 <p>District 186 says it's working hard to hire more minority teachers and administrators. Still, the percentage of minorities in those roles is only half of what it should be according to a decades old desegregation order. And the Springfield branch of the NAACP says it's preparing for a potential lawsuit.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:00:06 +0000 Rachel Otwell 13374 at http://wuis.org NAACP Threatens To Sue District 186