Goliad Democratic Party to look at state's changing demographics

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.



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