Brewington and Altschuler Times-Union Op-Ed: Let Electoral Maps Protect State's Diversity

Albany Times Union

By Frederick Brewington and Daniel Altschuler

What is New York's legislative task force on redistricting hiding?

LATFOR, as it's known, delayed releasing its draft state legislative maps until late January, compressing the time for public review. It then held the first hearing only two business days later.

LATFOR still hasn't released drafts of the state's new congressional districts, and it has again delayed releasing revised maps for the Legislature.

LATFOR's dawdling gives opponents less time to respond. It amounts to an intentional effort by legislators from both parties to force problematic maps down our throats.

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You're Invited! Movement Building Training

On March 3-4, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance and the Long Island Civic Engagement Table will be presenting a "Movement Building" training with nationally-renowned trainer Mayron Payes, from the Center for Community Change.  

El 3 y 4 de Marzo, la Alianza de inmigrantes de Long Island (LIIA) y la Mesa Cívica de Long Island presentarán una capacitación llamado, “Construyendo el movimiento,” con Mayron Payes, un entrenador reconocido a nivel nacional del Center for Community Change.  

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You're Invited! Making Our Votes Count: Community Forum on Redistricting and Its Impact on Communities of Color

When: Monday, February 6, at 6:30pm

Where: 1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood

Participating organizations include the NAACP, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, La Fuente, Common Cause, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, CARECEN-NY, and the Long Island Progressive Coalition

Hosted by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Long Island Wins, and Noticia

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Archila Newsday Op-Ed: Electoral Maps Cheat Minorities

By Ana Maria Archila (full version here.)

How much does your vote count?

"As much as anyone else's," you might think. But it's not so simple. The voting power of individuals and communities all hinges on geography.

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