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Injunction denied, new district lines are final
Injunction denied, new district lines are final
News Michael Pantelidis 5/22/2012 at 6:19PM

Following the failure of a preliminary injunction against the state legislative map, no pencils can erase and redraw district lines. The injunction, which was requested by Democrats, was recently rejected by a judge – finalizing the lines for the upcoming State Senate and Assembly elections due to the lack of time remaining for a trial [...]

Pols: New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/15/2012 at 3:15PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

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, [...]

Senate Redistricting plan is divisive
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:19PM

Newly-drawn district lines may pit Senate Democrats against one another in a political dogfight. Under the proposed plan, which was designed by the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — Democratic Senate Campaign Committee [...]

Eastern Queens joining together to be less divided
News Michael Pantelidis 12/16/2011 at 9:57AM

Eastern Queens is uniting in a fight to make district lines dividing the community disappear. A group of civic associations, local leaders and concerned residents from Glen Oaks, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bellerose and Queens Village have joined forces to form Eastern Queens United, a coalition demanding their neighborhoods be rejoined in the same [...]