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Redistricting News
Redistricting is the word currently heard everywhere in government. States are planning their new district maps based on the 2020 census results, with varying results. And, the Nassau County legislature will soon be setting up a redistricting commission based on the requirements of its charter. This is a recurring event that takes place every ten...
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Update on NYS Redistricting Barbara Epstein The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission is scheduled to meet on January 3, at 11 am. The commission must submit a map or maps by January to the legislature. The legislature can reject, amend and request other maps. The legislature would then have until February 15 to agree...
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Attached below are slides from the LWVPWM Redistricting Committee on our work thus far this year (July-December 2021) that was presented at today’s board meeting. The letter from LWVNY Executive Director Laura Bierman about the breakdown of the Independent Redistricting Committee. Presentation Slides Laura Bierman’s Letter  
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New York Redistricting Puzzle
April 29th the League held its first ever People’s Hearing on New York State Redistricting. In total we had 325 attendees on our Zoom webinar and the event’s livestream on Facebook has been viewed more than 750 times. Testifiers gave passionate accounts of how redistricting has impacted their communities of interest and why this redistricting...
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People Powered Fair Maps
Leading with advocacy, public education, and organizing to create fair, transparent, people- powered processes and eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering in states during the 2021 redistricting process.  People Powered Fair Maps™ is the League’s national redistricting program focused on creating fair political maps in all 50 states and D.C. Since 2019, People Powered Fair Maps...
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On May 21st it was announced that funding for the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission was finally released. Although the funding had been appropriated in the state budget in early April, it took over a month for the funds to actually be released to the Commission. In early May, the League partnered with 23...
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All 50 state Leagues and the District of Columbia League have joined the new LWVUS People Powered Maps Campaign to ensure fair representation across the country. On June 27, 2019, the Supreme Court abdicated its role deciding cases involving partisan gerrymandering with three decisions (including Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina). This...
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To further our efforts on this crucial representation issue, the League has joined up with three other organizations and named ourselves,  Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition (“Coalition”), an independent non-partisan coalition co-founded by LatinoJustice, Common  Cause New York, La Fuente, and, the League of Women Voters of Nassau County; we have also developed and launched the...
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Common Cause/NY La Fuente-Long Island Civic Participation Project Latino Justice PRLDEF League of Women Voters of Nassau County Long Island Civic Engagement Table Nassau County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union
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Thank you for everything all of you did this fall to register voters, distribute voters guides, organize Vote 411 and hold candidate forums for the general election. We also very much appreciate your help and support in our successful effort to pass Proposal 1 on the ballot, reforming how redistricting is done in this state....
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