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Queens advocates push for ‘unity map’ in Council redistricting
Queens advocates push for ‘unity map’ in Council redistricting
Central Billy Rennison 10/12/2012 at 2:51PM

One phrase was continually repeated at the second round of the city’s public hearing on redistricting — déjà vu. The chorus of voices, whose pleas went unheard at the first round of city council redistricting hearings, returned with much the same message. “Little has changed since August when we were commenting on the current district [...]

Residents rally against redistricting at public hearing
News Alexa Altman 2/08/2012 at 4:55PM

Christina Chang sat calmly in the front row of the hearing room, unshaken by the raging crowd surging behind her. In her hands she held a homemade, neon sign that read “Minority Votes Should Count.” She wore a crisp white T-shirt stenciled with the word “MinkWon.” It means “civil rights” in Korean. Representing her group, [...]