Submissions

Public Comments

  • Clara
    January 19, 2022
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  • Christine
    January 19, 2022
    Dear Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission and New York State Legislature: I am a concerned citizen of Westchester County who feels strongly that the state’s next Congressional District map should not join portions of Westchester read more to the Bronx and Queens. I do not believe that a single Representative can adequately represent the diverse interests of three counties in a conglomeration of urban New York City and suburban Westchester as drawn in Plans A and B for District 14. I understand that the task of map drawing has been difficult for the Commission and continues to be, but I do not want the Commission to dilute any Westchester votes in this manner, and for the next ten years. This same request was expressed by most speakers who were asked about it at the White Plains public hearing. Thank you. Christine Weston Scarsdale, NY
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  • erkyn
    January 19, 2022
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    Currently Columbia County is divided into 3 voting districts. As final redistricting plans are being made, please keep Columbia County whole. Dividing our County will dilute our representation and undermine our ability to advocate for our read more County’s needs. We are stronger and better together. Columbia County should be part of a contiguous Congressional district of adjoining Mid-Hudson Valley counties when redistricted. We are neither urban nor suburban – we belong as a unified Columbia County community with neighboring counties—Dutchess, Rensselare, Ulster and Greene. Please preserve Columbia County as a unified community of interest with our neighboring counties. We share similar agricultural, historic, artistic and economic challenges and opportunities with Dutchess, Ulster, Rensselaer, and Green Counties as part of a Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Dividing Columbia County or separating us from this region would impact the County’s ability to be fully represented. Erlyn Madonia Austerlitz Democratic Chair
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  • Sharon
    January 19, 2022
    The planned redistricting of the Village of Mamaroneck and Larchmont as a tiny part of the a predominantly Bronx and Queens district, separate from the Town of Mamaroneck, the Sound Shore area and Westchester County, weaken the political, read more geographically,social and cultural voices of the residents, the larger community and the county of Westchester. Westchester County, which has one million residents, will be split into three districts, each of which will lose voice and power to advocate for its needs and wants.It will divide the Village of and Mamaroneck and Larchmont from the Town of Mamaroneck, creating managerial and political difficulties. It will divide the Sound Shore community which needs to be unified to advocate for ameliorating the severe environmental issues that face our area. Clearly, I am asking that you reject this unfair redistricting plan as poorly thought out, poorly planned politically, geographically, socially and culturally. Keep the VOMamaroneck and Larchmont together with the Town of Mamaroneck, the Sound Shore community and the County of Westchester. Thank you.
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  • Mayra
    January 19, 2022
    Dear Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission and New York State Legislature: I am a concerned citizen of Scarsdale in Westchester County who feels strongly that the state’s next Congressional District map should not join portions of read more Westchester to the Bronx and Queens. I do not believe that a single Representative can adequately represent the diverse interests of three counties in a conglomeration of urban New York City and suburban Westchester as drawn in Plans A and B for District 14. Queens and Bronx residents are not served well by having them put together with Westchester. I realize that the task of map drawing has been difficult for the Commission and continues to be, but I do not want the Commission to dilute any Westchester, Bronx, or Queens votes in this manner, and for the next ten years. Thank you. Mayra
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  • Helen
    January 19, 2022
    Please keep Columbia County whole .Dividing or a am County will dilute representation and undermine our ability to advocate for our County’s needs . We are stronger together. Helen
  • Jennifer
    January 19, 2022
    There's a proposal to carve up the Town of Mamaroneck, in Westchester County, into separate districts, associating one piece with Queens! The needs of these areas are incredibly different. This carve up serves no purpose whatsoever, and whoever is read more proposing this should be made to detail quite explicitly the resulting benefits. Jennifer and Chris Bourdain
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  • Monica
    January 18, 2022
    On Jan 16, 2022, at 3:01 PM, monicafriedman18@gmail.com wrote: Splitting The Village of Mam’k into 2 districts Is unwise considering the importance of helping Mamk get back on its feet after the natural disaster that wiped out people’s read more homes, properties, livelihoods and businesses. LMHTF fills over 500 bags of food every Tuesday to help families put food on the table. Our village needs to rebuild in a way that protects residents from potential future natural disasters. A strong concensus and base of support is important. Please, think about it. Keep Mamaronrck whole! Sent from my iPhone
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  • Jennifer
    January 18, 2022
    As a resident of New Rochelle, NY, I am concerned about the propsoed redistricting maps that separate much of New Rochelle and the southern Sound Shore from the rest of Westchester, placing us with portions of The Bronx and Queens. New Rochelle has read more issues that are shared with the greater Westchester area (regional traffic and mass transit, development, and environmental infrastructure impacted by the Hudson and more of the Sound). I am concerned that these issues may not get the attention required by our representation, creating a potential burden on local municipalities. It is very important that representation be shared by a community of interest. It is important that Westchester not be split up that way in any redistricting plan.
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Map Submissions

  • Mark
    January 16, 2022
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    Here is my map proposal in geojson format. Thank you.
  • Joseph
    January 13, 2022
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    Has 8 Even Districts, 18 Democratic (in combined 2016/2020 PVI mode) 13 Majority-Minority Districts, according to districtbuilder.org (where I made it). Has a Population deviation tolerance of 5%.
  • Uri
    January 11, 2022
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    Proposed Congressional Map of New York *dbf file* • Good compactness score • Good minority score. Maintains number of majority minority districts from last census map: 3 black and 3 hispanic majorities and 1 very strong asian read more plurality • Good splitting score with many counties kept intact • Creates 12 competitive districts, 5 of which are highly competitive. • Populations do not deviate from ideal population by more than .06%.
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  • Uri
    January 11, 2022
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    Proposed Congressional Map of New York *excel file* • Good compactness score • Good minority score. Maintains number of majority minority districts from last census map: 3 black and 3 hispanic majorities and 1 very strong asian read more plurality • Good splitting score with many counties kept intact • Creates 12 competitive districts, 5 of which are highly competitive. • Populations do not deviate from ideal population by more than .06%.
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  • Uri
    January 11, 2022
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    Proposed Congressional Map of New York *shapefile* • Good compactness score • Good minority score. Maintains number of majority minority districts from last census map: 3 black and 3 hispanic majorities and 1 very strong asian read more plurality • Good splitting score with many counties kept intact • Creates 12 competitive districts, 5 of which are highly competitive. • Populations do not deviate from ideal population by more than .06%.
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  • Uri
    January 7, 2022
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    Proposed Congressional Map of New York contains precinct assignments and a picture of the map on the second sheet. Good compactness score Creates 12 highly competitive districts. States across the country have been erasing competitive districts we read more should be creating more. Populations are within the very tight window of variation from ideal population, size not off by more than 350 people per district. Maintains majority minority districts: 3 Black and 3 Hispanic majorities and 1 near Asian majority like in the last map Districts are not perfect, some minor tweaks could be made on the edges. Overall map is highly effective.
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  • Uri
    January 7, 2022
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    Proposed Congressional Map of New York contains precinct assignments and a picture of the map on the second sheet. Good compactness score Creates 12 highly competitive districts. States across the country have been erasing competitive districts we read more should be creating more. Populations are within the very tight window of variation from ideal population, size not off by more than 350 people per district. Maintains majority minority districts: 3 Black and 3 Hispanic majorities and 1 near Asian majority like in the last map Districts are not perfect, some minor tweaks could be made on the edges. Overall map is highly effective.
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  • Mark
    December 23, 2021
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    Keep the Rockaway district together from Breezy Point all the way to beach 9 Street Howard beach and broad Channel
  • Louis
    December 20, 2021
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    As you can see from the attached map, the Rockaways is a Peninsula, Surrounded by Jamaica Bay, the Atlantic ocean, and connects to Nassau County at the east end. As a Peninsula we have special issues such as but not limited to coastal Erosion, read more (Because of storms from the 2 large bodies of water), Transportation (2 bridges to accessing the peninsula), An education. We need to keep our collective voice By keeping our current district format. Rockaway Peninsula must remain part of one congressional district. Only this way in the Rockaways be served properly. Keep a united Rockaway and not a divided Rockaway.
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Submitted Testimony

  • LA KEESHA
    January 19, 2022
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  • Jenny
    January 15, 2022
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  • Hell's Kitchen
    December 29, 2021
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    New York County Meeting - Nov 10, 2021
  • Asher
    December 8, 2021
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    Final Statewide Public Hearing Meeting - Dec 5, 2021
  • Ahmed
    December 6, 2021
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    Statewide Meeting - Aug 15, 2021
  • Gregory
    December 6, 2021
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  • Fred
    December 6, 2021
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  • Oswald
    December 6, 2021
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    Bronx and New York counties Meeting - Jul 26, 2021
  • Wai
    December 6, 2021
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Archived Data

Below is archived written comment, testimony, and maps received by the Commission before the draft plans were released on September 15th, 2021.