Below is an email from Elizabeth Oldendorp, a MoveOn member in Massapequa, NY, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.
Dear Inwood MoveOn member,
The proposed Republican redistricting map of Nassau County splits up communities, diluting their voting power for the express purpose of keeping Republicans in control with a supermajority for the next ten years. It carves out absurdly shaped, gerrymandered districts for political gain, at the expense of minority voters and long-standing communities. It creates districts that have few interests in common, and decimates many tight-knit communities by splitting them into as many as five different districts.
Hundreds of residents have made it abundantly clear by their statements at public meetings that they oppose this map, which unnecessarily moves nearly 360,000 voters to other districts! We urge our legislators to vote NO on the proposed GOP map. The people of Nassau County deserve no less!
That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to Nassau County Legislators and County Executive Edward P. Mangano, which says:
Legislators of Nassau County and County Executive Ed Mangano, you must REJECT the proposed Republican redistricting map of Nassau County.
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