Last week, the Nassau County Legislature held their final vote on a gerrymandered redistricting plan. This vote came a week after our organizing efforts, as part of the non-partisan United Redistricting Coalition, pushed the previous hearing past midnight, convinced a key legislator to withhold her vote, and ultimately resulted in two small changes to the redistricting maps.
As expected, the Legislature passed the maps a strict party-line vote and County Executive Mangano signed it into law on Friday. The map remains fundamentally flawed and the process is broken in Nassau County, but we have made our voices heard in the last weeks of community protest! Our growing communities are a source of strength and vibrancy on Long Island, cynical efforts like last week's gerrymander show that some elected officials are afraid to run on the issues – we must continue to make our voices heard! Click through to read the full join coalition statement below.Read more
We're very proud to be organizing with the Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition to fight for fair redistricting in Nassau County. Last night, our organizations came together with many others to protest unjust the legislative majority's unjust maps, and our hard work paid off! After more than 8 hours of testimony, the legislature delayed its vote to give the matter further consideration. Organizing works! See below for the Newsday article.Read more
Check out this piece from the Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition by Mimi Pierre Johnson, Peter Rosenthal,Delbys Torres (Read here on Long Island Wins.)
The politicians are at it again, abusing their power for partisan gain.
Faced with unanimous public criticism of their county redistricting plan, on Monday Nassau County’s Republican-controlled legislature plans to adopt a gerrymandered electoral map that would likely guarantee them a supermajority for the next decade. The process has taken place almost entirely behind closed doors, without opportunity for robust public input.Read more