In an effort to offer an alternative plan for redistricting Nassau County from the "shamelessly" gerrymandered Republican proposal and the hastily prepared Democratic plan, the Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition is hosting a webinar on January 29 at 10:30 am to present its own non-partisan United Reform Plan for County Legislature redistricting and offer an in depth comparative analysis of the Temporary Districting Advisory Commission's (TDAC) proposed plans.
Analysis was sorely lacking at the public hearing in which the Republicans unveiled their map and the Democrats countered with a hastily prepared alternative on Thursday, Jan 3, just two days before the Temporary Districting Advisory Commission's Jan 5 deadline, when the commission ceased to be.
The Nassau County United Redistricting Coalition which includes: Common Cause/NY, LatinoJustice, LaFuente Long Island Civic Engagement Project, the League of Women Voters of Nassau County, the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, and the Nassau County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The Coalition is hoping to pressure the Nassau County Legislature - which does not have to accept any of the proposed plans and can opt for the discredited plan hatched in secret by Nassau County Attorney John Ciampoli or an entirely new plan - to consider its non-partisan plan.
Under the Republican proposal, 680,000 voters - half of the County - would be shifted into new districts, and the plan cuts and pastes districts so that they fail to meet the federal and state criteria of "compact, contiguous" and respecting "communities of interest."
Click here to register for the webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/264724078
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Karen Rubin, Long Island Populist Examiner
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