Testimony of Demos and the Prison Policy Initiative Steven Carbo, Senior Program Director, Demos

Testimony of Demos and the Prison Policy Initiative Steven Carbo, Senior Program Director, Demos

December 13, 2010
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New York State Senate Majority Conference Senate Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Apportionment

Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Co-Chair of the Legislative Advisory Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LAFTOR) convened a public meeting on Tuesday, December 7 and heard comments and recommendations on proposed goals and criteria for legislative redistricting.

The hearings wil focus on how objective criteria should be followed to ensure that the redistricting plan presented to the Governor for approval meets objective standards that seek to minimize regional bias and disparate population deviation, generally avoid irregularly shaped districts, provide for reasonable compactness, and comply with the goals and requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act, other federal laws, state laws, and the New York State Constitution.