Common Cause Praises LATFOR Co-Chair
December 21st, 2011

Assemblyman Jack McEneny told me yesterday that he and his colleagues at LATFOR have been anticipating the release of Common Cause’s redistricting lines. “We have been anticipating them for some time. We will take a look at them and see what good parts we can incorporate into our plan. Then I would expect we will begin to have public hearings in January,” he was quoted in this article.

McEneny’s comments made Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause, very happy and she released this statement:

“I want to commend Assemblyman McEneny for opening up the typically secretive process of redistricting to include our fair, non-partisan, incumbent blind maps. Our maps provide an alternative vision of what non-gerrymandered lines might look like, and we are happy to provide LATFOR with further input.”

Here is the full release from Common Cause:

McEneny plans to incorporate “good parts” of Common Cause maps into LATFOR plan

Democratic and Republican legislators offer praise for non-partisan maps

NEW YORK, NY (12/21/2011)(readMedia)– On Monday, Common Cause/NY released the first ever set of state and federal reform redistricting maps available as an interactive feature for New Yorkers to view at: www.newsday.com/umapny and www.citizensredistrictny.org.

Assemblyman Jack McEneny who sits on the Legislative Task-Force on Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR), the body responsible for drawing New York’s electoral districts, commented in Gotham Gazette:

“We have been anticipating them for some time. We will take a look at them and see what good parts we can incorporate into our plan. Then I would expect we will begin to have public hearings in January.”

In response, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY said:

“I want to commend Assemblyman McEneny for opening up the typically secretive process of redistricting to include our fair, non-partisan, incumbent blind maps. Our maps provide an alternative vision of what non-gerrymandered lines might look like, and we are happy to provide LATFOR with further input.”

The maps have earned early bi-partisan praise from other legislators:

Senator Liz Krueger (D-SD 26) quoted in Gotham Gazette:

“It is kind of like pulling back the curtain.”

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R-AD 122), commenting on the reform map of his district in a WWNY TV broadcast:

“The district looks like a good district, to tell you the truth. It keeps Jefferson together.”

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