Goliad Democratic Party to look at state's changing demographics
By FROM NEWS RELEASE
June 18, 2011 at 1:18 a.m.
The Goliad County Democratic Party will host a presentation, "The Impact of Changing Demographics in Texas" by Philip Ruiz, a district officer of the League of United Latin American Citizens on Monday.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in an October 2005 report, "The Changing Face of Texas: Population Projections and Implications," said Texas' "population is faster growing, younger and more diverse than the nation's" and this will have "far-reaching implications for education, housing and the labor force."
It has become clear with the recent census that these were true words, according to a news release from the Goliad County Democratic Party.
In an effort to understand these implications, Ruiz will discuss the following topics:
Population shifts within Texas
The upcoming Hispanic majority
Hispanic profiles on election participation
What can happen from lack of participation in elections
The information he will present is based on the work of former Texas State Demographer Steve Murdoch, a leading expert in Texas demographics.