Tell Gov. Cuomo To Veto Unfair District Maps in New York State
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Tell Gov. Cuomo To Veto Unfair District Maps in New York State

    1. Petition by

      Long Island Wins

Every ten years, state electoral district lines are recalibrated, supposedly to account for demographic changes documented in the census. The real truth is that redistricting, as practiced in New York, is the process by which politicians pick the voters they’d like to represent. After much wrangling between parties, a task force made up of members of the State Legislature releases district lines that often cut through communities, all with the hope that the incumbent – Democrat or Republican – can stay in office.

It’s political self-interest at its most obvious. And it needs to stop.

On Long Island, this practice especially weakens the voting power of communities of color, and the proposed maps have carved up areas like Brentwood and Hempstead, "cracking" black, Latino, and immigrant communities.

At this point, the state legislature can't be trusted to act responsibly. But there's still hope for change.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has the power to veto these district lines and send a strong message to the state legislature in support of fair redistricting. 

Tell the governor to veto unfair district lines by signing this petition and calling his office at 518-474-8390.

Supporting Organizations

1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East

CARECEN

Common Cause NY

La Fuente / Long Island Civic Participation Project

Long Island Civic Engagement Table

Long Island Immigrant Alliance

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Long Island Wins

Make the Road New York

NAACP New York State Conference

New York Communities for Change

SEPA Mujer

 

 

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    1. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Lauren Lipton NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      It's time to end gerrymandering. Let's start in New York.

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    • Marcia Kannry BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Re Districting is handled by a small, closed group of elected officials, and incorporates political agenda making of those in the power structures. The districts belong to the people, who are not currently represented.

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    • michael hardy BAY SHORE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      So, here we go again. Cutting out the minority vote for personal interest . it's a pity we have to aggressively vote out devious politicians who do not have the peoples interest in mind . Governor Cumo, if you are sick and tired of watching the discrimination and hatred of others groups, please veto this unfair District Mappings and let gets on with representing all of the people.

      I don't think politicians realize that if they represent all peoples and their interest in mind, it would get them elected and stay in office for a long time.

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    • Tatiana Bruno GENEVA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I have lived in NY all my life. I currently live upstate, but my entire family is still in NYC. I am a woman of color and I vote. Unfair and biased representation is never the right thing to do.

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    • ralph monteiro VILLANOVA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      my mother lives in a nursing home in brentwood and thus i have an interest in this redistricting... i once wrote your father about a nuclear plant planned for long island about 10 miles from where my parents lived at the time, namely wading river, ny... your father protected te people from having to deal with a plant where half the people lived beyond escape if anything happened to that plant... i call upon you to reevaluate your treatment of brentwood, ny...

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