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LatinoJustice Calls for a Fair & Transparent Redistricting Process After New Decision by NY Highest Court Striking Down Congressional & Senate Maps

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

April 27, 2022   

Contacts:
Carolina González | Senior Director of Strategic Communication| [email protected] | 212-739-7513
Sarai Bejarano | Manager of Traditional & Digital Media | [email protected] | 212-739-7581   

 

LatinoJustice Calls for a Fair & Transparent Redistricting Process After Decision to Strike Down Maps for Federal Congressional Seats  

New York, NY – The New York Court of Appeals rejected in a vote 4-3 the state redistricting maps for Congressional and US Senate seats drawn by the state legislature. Today’s decision, which will likely delay several primary elections, found that the New York State legislature failed to follow the prescribed constitutional procedure and that the maps were drawn with an unconstitutional partisan intent.   

The following statement is by Lourdes M. Rosado, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF: 

“Given how the Independent Redistricting Commission and state redistricting process have been permeated by extreme dysfunction, LatinoJustice is not surprised by the Court of Appeals’ decision to reject the district maps produced. Both the Commission and the legislature failed in their duties to comply with the state constitution and the will of the people, and their failure will harm all New Yorkers by adding delays and confusion to this year’s elections, as well as sowing distrust in the electoral process. We call on the legislature and the commission to engage in a a fair, just, and transparent process to remedy this grave error, and will watch this next process closely, along with community partners to ensure that the will of the people is not shut out.”  

 

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About LatinoJustice  
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For nearly 50 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout the country. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit
www.LatinoJustice.org