Voting Rights Plaintiff Rickk Montoya Congratulates Garden Grove City Council on Historic Vote

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Contact: Rickk Montoya (714) 390-5179

Voting Rights Plaintiff Rickk Montoya Congratulates Garden Grove City Council on Historic Vote

Garden Grove, CA       East Garden Grove resident and Voting Rights supporter Rickk Montoya congratulated the Garden Grove City Council on its historic vote Tuesday Night. The City Council voted unanimously on a new districting map that will implement by-district elections in the city. In November, four councilmembers will be elected from within the new districts, the mayor will still be elected at-large.

“I want to congratulate the Garden Grove City Council on implementing by-district elections in Garden Grove,” Rickk said. “This historic vote will allow residents to select councilmembers who are from their communities and allow neighborhoods to receive direct representation. This is a victory for disenfranchised neighborhoods on the East end, who will now for the first time be able to elect a representative of their choice.”

The new district map, officially known as “Public Submission 1” was drawn by Kim Nguyen, an Eastern Garden Grove resident and alumnus of Santiago High School. The map received overwhelming support from the community and voting rights organizations and brought both the Vietnamese and Latino communities together. Districts 2 and 3 in Central and Northern Garden Grove were chosen by the council to be up in November in addition to Districts 5 and 6 which are both in Eastern Garden Grove.

“It took great effort and a lot of hard work from many individuals to get us here, but I am very proud that we have a map to move forward with and that the council voted unanimously to pass it. This is a historic day for our communities and I am proud to be a resident of Eastern Garden Grove. Although I believe district elections will make our city stronger, at the end of the day we are all still one city and one Garden Grove.”

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  • Jason Gardea-Stinnett

    It’s commendable for a candidate to state where he stands publicly. Most politicians or would be politicians tap dance from one end of the room to the other so as not to offend voters or key constituencies. This is what leadership looks like.

  • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Historically divisive.

    • Silence Dogood

      No, you’re just historically stupid.

      • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

        Mira que grande! Exactamente lo que se sospechoso de este grupo con esa repuesta. Lastima.

        • Silence Dogood

          I am exercising my right to call you historically stupid. You had no qualms exercising your “free speech” rights to slander others and spread lies and mistruths. So now, inspired by Donald himself, am exercising my rights to tell it like it is and call you for what you are, an unhinged old hag with an IQ of 60 and no one can take that right from me. You GGNA types can sure dish it but can’t take it.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            GGNA types? You are free to say that but it shows exactly what your faction did and why. Breaking up central neighborhoods had nothing to do with Latino voting rights since that was already established in districts 5 and 6. This was a vendetta. And there is no slander or mistruths, I made sure my statements had due diligence. Y tu?
            And guess what? If I want to write to you directly in Spanish, Chinese or German, I can. Is English the only way you know how to snark?

            GGNA types have done more to help the east Garden Grove “Latino” areas in 16 years than any of the Latino groups that claim to help in their 990s, but do not. No hablo espanol when help is needed by Latino neighborhoods, so thank goodness for CGGNA, GGNA and West GG neighbors, who were there for us every.time.

            Muawawawawa.

          • Hello Silence Dogood – please avoid personal attacks as they violate our comment policy. We have deleted several of your comments already. Further and repeated violation of the comment policy can lead to your IP address being banned from our site.

        • Silence Dogood

          Oh and write your entire response in English! How do you expect to make ‘Murica great again!

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            America is great. Duh.

  • David Zenger

    This guy issues press releases about himself? Move over Spitzer.