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For Immediate Release
Contact- Jake Oliver,, 347 361 9983

New York, N.Y. (March 7, 2022) – Citizens Union releases the following statement from Executive Director Betsy Gotbaum on Mayor Eric Adams’ nominations to the New York City districting commission:

“Citizens Union would like to congratulate Mayor Adams’ appointments to the New York City Districting Commission. The redistricting process the city is about to undertake will shape our city government for the next ten years. Now that the commission has been fully appointed, it is imperative that the commissioners remain as independent as possible, allow for ample public participation, and avoid politicizing the process,” said Betsy Gotbaum, executive director of Citizens Union. 

Citizens Union has closely monitored each NYC redistricting process since 1989, and last month published Fair and Open City Council Redistricting, a report outlining how to ensure a fair redistricting process. You can learn more about that report here.

About Citizens Union 
For 125 years, Citizens Union has been a force for transparency, accountability and ethics in New York’s City and State governments. A nonpartisan organization, some of our current initiatives include a new agenda for police accountability, monitoring the City Council’s redistricting process and increasing civic engagement. Learn more at


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