Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

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January 23, 2014
Now is the time to prepare for the NYS legislative session.  Here’s an update from our previous efforts and information to help us support a sustainable and effective transportation system throughout our state.  Reminder: elected officials tell us that they do not hear about transportation issues from their constituents.  So, let’s make some noise! As...
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Useful models for independent redistricting commissions exist in several other jurisdictions, including in New York City, and outside of New York, in places including Arizona, California, and Austin, Texas. Click on the Locality below to view the details of its redistricting process. New York City Arizona Austin, TX California
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Most counties in New York State have limited powers and operate under the general provisions of the New York State County Law. But 21 of the state’s counties have adopted County Charters that establish broader home-rule powers and specific structures. The Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition reviewed the county legislature redistricting processes in all of...
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Redistricting Process: County level redistricting in Westchester is done expressly by the Legislature itself. Moreover, the Legislature is not compelled to undertake redistricting at all. The charter language reads: “The County Board shall, if necessary, after each decennial federal census…adopt a local law amending subsection 1 of this section to prescribe County Board district. Such...
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