4/24/18: ER School Board Loses Motion to Dismiss NYCLU Lawsuit

Power of Ten Reported:

The Spring Valley Branch of the NAACP says that the system of voting in East Ramapo is discriminatory. It has joined parents in a lawsuit to force the district to stop using the “at-large” system. At-large voting has historically been one of the tactics most often used to disenfranchise voters of color.

Because the East Ramapo school board refused to voluntarily adopt a system that doesn’t discriminate against voters of color, the NYCLU filed a lawsuit. The board has hired its usual very expensive lawyers to fight to maintain the racially biased status quo. They filed a “motion to dismiss”.

The federal judge in White Plains has denied the school board’s motion, and the lawsuit will proceed.

Find details of the lawsuit here…


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