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Redistricting Highlights Challenges To Latino Representation

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16min 45sec
Incoming state Senator Julie Gonzales snaps in approval as Latino community leaders meet to discuss the community’s representation in state government following the midterm election, Nov. 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Every since the Chicano movement of the 1960s and '70s, Denver's Northside has been a stronghold for Latino political representation in the metro area. But gentrification has brought big changes to the area over the last decade -- changes that could be cemented, or amplified, by the state's new political maps.

Purplish is edited by Megan Verlee, with audio production by Jon Pinnow and Shane Rumsey. Our executive producer is Rachel Estabrook. Brad Turner is CPR's head of audio innovations and composed our theme music.