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SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

Slay the Dragon Logo

SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

GET CAUGHT UP

Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

us map

Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

New York

Process

Beginning in 2021, New York's state legislative and congressional districts will be drawn by a ten-member commission, which will submit proposed plans to the state legislature for an up-or-down vote. Only after the Commission rejects two proposed maps will the Legislature be permitted to make amendments to the Commission's proposals.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, New York law requires that state legislative and congressional districts be compact, contiguous, preserve political subdivisions, preserve communities of interest, preserve the cores of prior districts, and be drawn to promote competitiveness. Intentionally favoring or disfavoring an incumbent, party, or candidate for office is prohibited.

Issues

New York's redistricting process has been contentious in the past. The current maps were drawn by a court-appointed special master.

The entire New York Legislature will be up for re-election in 2020. Support candidates who will protect the new Commission while pushing for further reform.

Based upon a recent estimate of congressional seat changes following the 2020 census, New York is estimated to lose one congressional seat.

Actions

Defend the new system while advocating for further reforms.

  • The success of this Commission will depend on public input. Stand up for your community of interest at public hearings.

  • Write to your local news organization in support of the advisory commission. Make noise!

In 2021, use the public input process to push the Commission toward fair districts.

  • Obtain New York redistricting data from OpenPrecincts.

  • Use software tools such as Dave's Redistricting App and Districtr to draw district maps showing either (a) what a fair map would look like, or (b) where the community you believe should be better represented is located.

  • Submit maps to the Commission as a public comment.

Contacts

Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data provided by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project

State Info

Congressional Boundaries: Drawn by hybrid commission system
State Boundaries: Drawn by hybrid commission system
Legislative Control: Democratic
Governor's Political Party: Democratic
Last Updated: Jan 28 2020