Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Common Cause/NY’s Mapping Democracy Project has drawn the only statewide reform maps for both houses of the state legislature and Congress


Common Cause/NY’s Mapping Democracy Project has drawn the only statewide reform maps for both houses of the state legislature and Congress. Working with a Citizens’ Advisory Committee including academics, headed by CC/NY board member Sean Coffey, we started with a blank state without reference to existing district lines or incumbents, and, relying on demographic data, applied reform criteria to draw maps that provide an example of what can and should be done to achieve fair, non-politicized districts.
If you feel that the Common Cause Reform Maps do not appropriately reflect the communities of interests and neighborhoods you are familiar with, you can access the Common Cause Reform Maps on Newsday’s U Map NY website and modify them. You can save the maps that you drawn and share them with us, with friends or with elected officials.

Common Cause Reform Map for Congress
District by District Explanation of Common Cause Reform Map for Congress
Common Cause Reform Map for State Senate
District by District Explanation of Common Cause Reform Map for State Senate
Common Cause Reform Map for State Assembly
Region by Region Explanation of Common Cause Reform Map for State Assembly
U Map NY – Common Cause Reform Maps in Interactive Format
Explanation of Procedure and Criteria Used to Draw Common Cause Reform Maps

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