Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Solish, 202-226-8373, Barb.Solish@mail.house.gov
REP. SANCHEZ PRAISES SETTLEMENT OF ANAHEIM VOTING RIGHTS ACT CASE
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today praised the settlement of Moreno v. Anaheim, which challenged the City of Anaheim’s method of electing City Council members through an at-large system. The lawsuit alleged the system violates the California Voting Rights Act. The settlement paves the way for a November 2014 ballot initiative that, if approved, would move the city to district-based elections by 2016.
“Everyone deserves an advocate,” said Rep. Sanchez. “A district-based election system in Anaheim would ensure that every community has an advocate they trust and a voice for their neighborhood. I am pleased that the city can move forward from this unnecessary, expensive lawsuit and residents can make the decision for themselves in November.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.