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We want to take a moment to update everyone regarding the Legislative Task Force on Demographics and Redistricting. There will be 2 rounds of public hearings. One to recommend to the Task Force what the public would like to see the maps look like and a second to review the Task Force’s district proposals. The legislature will likely be voting on the plans by February 2012.

Round 1 has begun. There was a hearing in Syracuse on July 19 and one on July 20, 2011 in Rochester.

Here is the update on the upcoming public hearings which will be held throughout New York State:

Time: Thursday, August 4, 2011
10:00 AM
Location:Hamilton Hearing Room B
Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY

Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
10:00 AM
Location: Westchester County Board of Legislator’s Committee Room
800 Michaelian Office Bldg., 8th Floor
148 Martine Ave
White Plains, NY.

Time: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
10:00 AM
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
Government Plaza
38 Hawley St.
Binghamton, NY.

Time: Thursday, August 18, 2011
10:00 AM
Location: Common Council Chambers
Buffalo City Hall, 13th Floor
65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY.

The full schedule as it exists today can be found here

If you wish to present testimony at the public hearing, please visit this link and complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail or fax to:

The New York State Legislative Task Force
On Demographic Research & Reapportionment
250 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10007-2563
Phone: (212) 618-1100
Fax: (212) 618-1135

Hispanic communities should be united and not diluted into multi-districts. To have an influence on legislation and policy, the Hispanic population in a district must be relatively large.

Please reach out to all Hispanics across the state to participate in this important activity.

We cannot be silent to be pushed aside! It is time for Hispanics to step up!

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