Non-partisan Coalition in Talks with Republicans, Democrats to Craft Legislation Putting Voters at Heart of Process Chants of “Put voters first!” and “Si se puede!” (“Yes we can!”) filled the Nassau County legislature on Monday, as over 40 voters and supporters of the Nassau United Redistricting Coalition rallied outside and shared public testimony on the need for a fix to Nassau County’s divisive and malfunctioning redistricting process. The Coalition on Monday revealed that, after 6
Coalition Issues Report Outlining the Need for Redistricting Reform in Nassau County Report highlights flaws in existing process and makes recommendations based on proven solutions MINEOLA, NY — Today, the Nassau United Redistricting Coalition presented a landmark report on how to reform Nassau County’s broken redistricting process. Several dozen Nassau County residents from the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Common Cause New York, the League of Women of Voters, the NAACP, and other organizations gathered
New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Citizen-Led Redistricting in Nassau County: Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Good Government and Civil Rights Allies Release Poll Showing Clear Support for Reform to Nassau’s Contentious Redistricting Process After years of lawsuits and vocal community opposition to the legislative redistricting process in Nassau County, a new poll conducted by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) shows that over 80% of Nassau County voters support reforming the process to
Following Nassau Legislature’s Approval of Divisive Map, Community and Civil Rights Groups Demand Mangano Veto At final deadline for a vote, non-partisan coalition, community groups, civil rights leaders packed Legislative chambers to denounce law that divides communities and dilutes minority voting power. MINEOLA, NY — Chants of “Shame!” and “Veto!” rang through the Nassau Legislature this evening when, after a final seven hours of public testimony today and a twelve hour hearing last week, the
Facing Overwhelming Public Pressure from Nonpartisan Coalition and Civil Rights Groups, Legislature Delays Redistricting Vote Massive Public Opposition During All-Night Hearing Forces Nassau County Legislators to Take Time To Revise and Improve Map MINEOLA, NY — Facing overwhelming public opposition from the Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition, civil rights groups, and the public testimony of over 200 citizens in recent weeks, the Nassau County Legislature today postponed a final vote on the Republican majority’s redistricting plan
Below you can compare the current Nassau Legislative Districts to the three plans: Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition Plan Presiding Officer’s Appointees Proposed Plan Democratic Commissioners’ Proposed Plan Thanks to the Center for Urban Research (CUR) at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Comparing the Nassau United Redistricting Coalition Plan with the Democratic Commissioners’ plan and the County Legislature Republican Majority’s Plan (Updated 2-14-13) On Thursday January 3rd, Nassau County’s Temporary Districting Advisory Commission (TDAC) released two county legislature redistricting plans: one crafted by the Nassau Republican Party and approved by the Republican half of the commission, and one crafted by the Nassau Democratic Party and supported by the Democratic half of the commission. Click here to compare
Nassau United Redistricting Coalition Reform Redistricting Plan for the Nassau County Legislature The Coalition plan, dated January 23, 2013, is the second version of this plan, having benefited from additional comments and suggestions from residents and community groups. The broadening of community input and participation is an important objective to the decennial districting process which often occurs with insufficient transparency and a want of fairness. Coalition Plan Files: PDF of Full Coalition Plan Guide 2.0
Redistricting Coalition Presents Non-Partisan Map to the Nassau Legislature Slams partisan gerrymandering and dysfunction in county government MINEOLA, NY (01/14/2013)– In the face of shameless partisanship and self-dealing, the Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition presented its non-partisan redistricting plan to the Nassau County Legislature. The Coalition demanded that the Legislature put an end to partisan dysfunction and move forward with a fair, transparent process in the best interest of the County and all its residents.
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