Press Release

Please submit your testimony, comments and maps ASAP. We cannot guarantee that any submissions received after December 6th will be considered as part of the line-drawing process

Press Release October 18, 2021

 ***PRESS RELEASE***

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Co-Executive Directors

Karen Blatt: blattk@nyirc.gov

Douglas Breakell: breakelld@nyirc.gov

 

 

The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission is about to embark on a series of public hearings throughout New York State, starting on Wednesday, October 20th in Buffalo, New York. These fourteen hearings provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the redistricting process and deliver testimony directly to the Commission.

 

As the Commission begins these hearings, all New Yorkers, stakeholders, and interested members of the public are invited to share their feedback. We encourage all to find the hearing closest to their community and join us, either in person or virtually, to let their voices be heard. In the meantime, all are likewise encouraged to visit our website (NYIRC.gov) to submit written comments, including creating a map pointing out important areas within your respective communities.

 

“We need your help. This process will only work with the input of all New Yorkers. Tell us about how our proposed maps reflect or don’t reflect your communities and how we can change them for the better. We cannot draw maps that accurately reflect your communities if we do not hear from you,” said Commission Chair David Imamura. 

 

The draft redistricting plans the Commission has released are exactly that, and public input is a necessary part of this process in order to ensure that the Commission’s final plans accurately reflect communities. This redistricting cycle is a historic one, as it is the first to take place under an independent commission. We look forward to hearing from New Yorkers as this once-in-a-decade process moves forward.

 

The full schedule for the public hearings is attached. Please note the room change for our New York County hearing on Wednesday, November 10th and Kings County on Tuesday November 16th

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY/REGION

LOCATION

 

Buffalo

Wednesday, October 20

4:00pm

 

Buffalo State College (SUNY)

Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14222

 

 

Rochester

Thursday, October 21

4:00pm

 

Rochester EOC (SUNY UCAWD)

Multi-Purpose Room

161 Chestnut Street

Rochester, New York 14604

 

 

Southern Tier

Monday, October 25

4:00pm

 

Binghamton University (SUNY)

Innovative Technologies Complex

85 Murray Hill Road

Vestal, New York 13850

 

 

Syracuse

Tuesday, October 26

4:00pm

 

Syracuse University College of Law

Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue

Syracuse, New York 13210

 

 

North Country

Wednesday, October 27

4:00pm

 

SUNY Plattsburgh

E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium

Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street

Plattsburgh, New York 12901

 

 

Albany

Monday, November 1

4:00pm

 

University at Albany (SUNY)

Page Hall – Downtown Campus

135 Western Avenue

Albany, New York 12203

 

 

 

 

CITY/REGION

 

 

 

LOCATION

 

White Plains

Monday, November 8

3:00pm

 

Haub School of Law at Pace University

Gerber Glass Moot Courtroom

78 North Broadway

White Plains, New York 10603

 

 

Bronx County

Tuesday, November 9

3:00pm

 

BronxWorks

Gymnasium

1130 Grand Concourse

Bronx, New York 10456

 

 

New York County

Wednesday, November 10

3:00pm

 

Hunter College (CUNY)

Kaye Playhouse

(NOTE ROOM CHANGE)

695 Park Avenue

New York, New York 10065

 

 

Richmond County

Monday, November 15

3:00pm

 

Catholic Charities of Staten Island

CYO Center at Mount Loretto

6541 Hylan Boulevard

Staten Island, New York 10309

 

 

Kings County

Tuesday, November 16

3:00pm

 

Medgar Evers College (CUNY)

2nd floor dining hall

(NOTE ROOM CHANGE)

1638 Bedford Avenue, 

Brooklyn, NY 11225

 

Queens County

Wednesday, November 17

3:00pm

 

York College (CUNY)

Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center

94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard

Jamaica, New York 11451

 

 

 

CITY/REGION

 

 

LOCATION

 

Nassau County

Monday, November 22

4:00pm

 

Nassau Community College (SUNY)

College Center Building - Multi-Purpose Room

1 Education Drive

Garden City, New York 11530

 

 

Suffolk County

Tuesday, November 23

4:00pm

 

Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Charles B. Wang Center

100 Nicolls Road

Stony Brook, New York 11794