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LatinoJustice Statement on Mayoral & Council Appointment to NYC Redistricting Commission

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

PRESS STATEMENT  

March 8, 2021 

Press 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 Statement on Mayoral & Council Appointment to NYC Redistricting Commission

New York, NY— On Monday, March 7th, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams announced the new appointments to the New York City Districting Commission. The commission's overall goal is to help redesign the City Council district boundaries. In light of this announcement, LatinoJustice PRLDEF President and General Counsel Lourdes M. Rosado released the following statement on the matter.

“The appointments to the NYC Redistricting Commission made by the Mayor and City Council fall far short of the city charter mandate of representation proportional to the racial and language groups of our city and are inadequate for the critical task of ensuring just political representation for all our communities in the next ten years. Numbers matter in a city where almost three out of ten New Yorkers identify as Latinx. It’s imperative that the perspectives and understanding of our communities be provided by Commission members with lived experience. These appointments follow a disappointing pattern for this administration, which has to date failed to identify, appoint and elevate a meaningful number of Latino candidates to important public service posts. LatinoJustice has serious reservations about these deficient practices and urge the Mayor and the Council to act decisively to better ensure our municipal government and its institutions are truly representative of our city’s communities.”   

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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