Submissions

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

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  • Verda
    December 1, 2021
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    https://districtr.org/plan/88405 Population of 135,770 is slightly over by 0.82% This includes the core of the Community of Interest to "Keep Jamaica Intact." Thanks for interactive program "Districtr" to support the construction this map.
  • Mahtab
    November 29, 2021
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    Hello Commission, My name is Mahtab Khan and I am the Secretary of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York. I’m also someone who's previously worked with the U.S Census Bureau as an enumerator helping folks in the community fill out the census. Thank you for holding these meetings and allowing community members to testify on redistricting. I recently updated my map and I believe this map better represents the best interests of communities that have been ignored and left out of the process for too long. As I mentioned in the previous meetings, I believe it is best for Assembly District 24 to have all of Hillside Avenue and have lines come down to reach Jamaica Avenue. We should also have Richmond Hill as its own independent Assembly District as recommended by community members there. Like I said before, Representation Matters at all levels of government. From the 150 seats we have in the State Assembly we only have 4 Asian State Assembly Members with only 2 being of South Asian descent. I believe if South Asian communities in Queens were not cracked, elected officials would have done more for our communities. In Assembly District 24, South Asian communities have been hit hardest by the pandemic - not just the virus itself, but by hate crimes, language barrier issues preventing them from accessing resources, and them not being able to pray or meet in congregations at our houses of worship - which has weakened our community ties. As immigrants we rely extensively on the networks that our faith communities and families provide For far too long these communities have been underserved, underfunded, and underrepresented and having representatives who understand our communities’ struggles would help address the changes we’d like to see. We can’t let the status quo continue. We need new leaders who come from our communities because they’d be able to best advocate for our needs and voice our concerns by understanding our struggles with their own lived experience. I believe establishing a South Asian plurality district won't solve all our problems but it will allow our communities to make some progress towards addressing the particular challenges we face. In Eastern Queens it’s possible to draw an Assembly District where the South Asian community has a plurality. Please try to use this map as a reference for how the new district lines should be drawn so our communities could finally get the funding and representation that’s been long overdue. Thank You!
  • Sherif
    November 29, 2021
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    A map of Astoria, Queens, showing the percentage of Arabic-speakers and how the proposed Letters map dissects the community in half, diluting their political power, in a way that discriminates against this community.
  • Wai
    November 29, 2021
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    Northeastern Queens is divided incoherently when it can be divided into rational Assembly Districts just by using neighborhoods and major roadways. The attached proposal attempts to keep communities of interest intact, while forming more compact districts, by using the Long Island Expressway, Utopia Parkway, Union Turnpike, Grand Central Parkway, Jamaica Avenue and 35th Avenue as district lines. While this proposal would shift Assembly District 40 south, there is nothing sacrosanct about that district’s current lines. Heavily trafficked Northern Boulevard already bisects that district, separating its distinct halves. Any district encompassing Flushing will be overwhelmingly Asian majority because of the high population and percentage share of Asian residents.
  • MARK
    November 27, 2021
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    Please find, attached, a presentation that includes the Proposed Map and associated requested data, related to the testimony of Mark Hanna, delivered on behalf of Yalla Brooklyn, on 11/16/21. Thank you.
  • Jami
    November 26, 2021
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    A compact map of New York's future congressional districts Copy-paste the following line to enter the redistricting map for closer examination and editing; https://davesredistricting.org/join/2d20b5c1-3cfc-45ba-a705-b3e1601a2033
  • Ekram
    November 24, 2021
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    Attached Map of Percentage of Population with Arab Ancestry with current Assembly District.
  • Amany
    November 24, 2021
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    Attached Map of Percentage of Population with Arab Ancestry in Brooklyn with current Assembly District
  • Samia
    November 24, 2021
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    Attached is Map of Percentage of Population with Arab Ancestry in Brooklyn with current Assembly District
  • Samia
    November 24, 2021
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    BayRidge Assembly District map
  • Ekram
    November 24, 2021
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    BayRidge Assembly Map
  • Amany
    November 24, 2021
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    Bay Ridge Assembly District
  • Minewattie
    November 24, 2021
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    Attached is my Recommended Revised Redistricting Draft Map P (as in Peter). Thank you.
  • Monet
    November 24, 2021
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    This map is in relation to JFKBRZY/AD Map drafts; Uniting the neighborhoods of Arverne and Edgemere and preserving county lines.
  • Howard
    November 23, 2021
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    Attached is map for AD 27