Join Thursday's Voter Registration Campaign Launch!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We'd love to have you join for Thursday's event, where we will be launching our coordinated voter registration campaign--various local groups will join together to register voters in downtown Brentwood and highlight their efforts at a press conference. Click here for details and to RSVP!

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Cuomo Caves on Redistricting, But Fight Not Over Yet

By Ted Hesson, Long Island Wins

Despite having vowed to veto unduly partisan state district district lines, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a deal with legislators in Albany on Wednesday night, agreeing to permit the existing gerrymandered lines if legislators backed a constitutional amendment that would create a bipartisan redistricting commission after the 2020 census.

A bipartisan commission, however, isn’t the same as a non-partisan commission, and as long as legislators have significant influence on the redistricting process, now or in a decade, district lines will be geared toward preserving incumbents. Long before election day, politicians in Albany will have decided who will represent you. Amendment or not, that won’t change.

 

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Noticia: Siguen esfuerzos por redistribucion justa

Organizaciones exigen al Gobernador que vete los mapas electorales propuestos por LATFOR

Eliana Lopez, Noticia (Read full article here)

A pocos días de que se lleve a cabo en la legislatura estatal la votación sobre los nuevos mapas electorales para el senado y la asamblea estatal propuestos por LATFOR, una coalición de organizaciones comunitarias en Long Island encabezada por la Mesa Cívica de Long Island, realizó una conferencia de prensa en Brentwood de forma simultanea a otras cinco conferencias que tuvieron lugar en otros lugares de Nueva York, para pedir al Gobernador Andrew Cuomo que cumpla su propuesta de vetar los mapas si son aprobados por la legislatura.

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Redistricting Press Conference Photos and Video

Ted Hesson, Long Island Wins  (Full video and photos from our press conference available here!)

Community leaders gathered in Brentwood today to call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to veto proposed district maps that would fracture the voting power of black, Latino, and immigrant residents on Long Island.

Representatives from groups like the NAACP, Make the Road New York, and 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East gathered symbolically along a district line that would cut through the Brentwood community, demanding that the governor reject gerrymandered district maps.

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