NY Voting and Civil Rights Groups Call for Transparent Redistricting Process

Groups demand commission open meetings to the public, hold hearings and push for a truly independent process

NEW YORK, NY (01/23/2024) (readMedia)-- Today, Common Cause/NY will join with New York Civic Engagement Table, the New York Immigration Coalition, APA VOICE Redistricting Task Force, AALDEF, the Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, Citizens Union, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the League of Women Voters New York State to demand the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission prioritize transparency and consider public input as the they draft new Congressional maps for the 2024 election cycle. Right now, the public has no assurance that Commissioners are not meeting behind closed doors leaving voters in the dark.

In December, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the state's Congressional maps must be redrawn, concluding that the current version used during the 2022 election cycle was temporary. The ruling ordered the state's independent redistricting commission to submit new maps to the legislature for approval by Feb. 28.


Susan Lerner, Executive Director,Common Cause New York

Melody Lopez, Co-Executive Director, New York Civic Engagement Table

Asher Ross, Senior Strategist, New York Immigration Coalition

Elizabeth R. OuYang, Coordinator, APA VOICE Redistricting Task Force

Jerry G. Vattamala, Director of Democracy Program, AALDEF

Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq., Executive Director,e Center for Law & Social Justice at Medgar Evers College

Ben Weingberg, Director of Policy,Citizens Union

Cesar Ruiz, Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Laura Bierman, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of New York State



 Press conference calling for transparency in the redistrcting process in New York.

WHEN: Tuesday January 23, 2024 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UQbpGav6SUW-s7DRSJ_LcA
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