New York State requires new district lines to be drawn based on census data every ten years, and this year people can be involved early on.
The last time a redistricting map was submitted was 2012 and local leaders urge people to get involved before the new map comes out in 2022.
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, New York’s 132nd district expressed the want for preserving the integrity of the district, keeping the rural, agricultural based foundation.
He said it’s important for the public to make their voices heard and weigh in when they see the maps.
Palmesano says people need to speak out or nothing will change. One of the things he wants to advocate for is to keep the Southern Tier district a congressional district and not lumped in with Buffalo, Rochester, or Syracuse.
People can get involved by signing up for virtual meetings at least one day before they start.
Sign up here.
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