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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jake Oliver, [email protected], 347 361 9983

New York, N.Y. (July 15, 2022) – Citizens Union releases the following statement from Executive Director Betsy Gotbaum after New York City Districting Commission released the first draft of the district maps for New York City’s 51 City Council districts:

“The maps released by the Commission today represent an important step in the redistricting process. But it must be noted that these maps are only a draft. Now is the time for New Yorkers to get engaged in the process, and for the Commission to gather feedback from communities that would be impacted by these maps. The hundreds of New Yorkers who showed up at the Commission’s preliminary hearings to testify is a testament to how important this process is to the future of our city. Citizens Union will conduct a closer analysis of the proposed map in the coming weeks and we look forward to making our findings public.”

Citizens Union has closely monitored every New York City redistricting process since 1989. You can read more about our work on 2022 City Council Redistricting here.
If you would like to speak with a Citizens Union representative about the draft redistricting plan, please contact Jake Oliver at [email protected].

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 www.citizensunion.org.

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