JCRC to Host Seminar on Redistricting

Our friends at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York are hosting a seminar this spring on the redistricting process in New York.  The seminar, entitled "The Redistricting Puzzle: Working within the Legal Framework and Changing Demographic Realities," is split up into two sessions.   Both sessions will discuss the impact that redistricting will have on the politics and communities of New York.  Don’t miss this informative event. To RSVP to either session, please click here.

Session I

The Shifting Sands of Redistricting Law: Unanswered Questions
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
9:00-11:30 AM; Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 767 Fifth Ave (@ East 59th Street)

To what extent should race and ethnicity be considered when developing a redistricting plan?  Some of the leading academics, advocates and decision makers will discuss the current state of the law and the role of the Voting Rights Act in the 2010 redistricting cycle. Speakers and program details to follow.  Presented in association with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a New York Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education.  Non-transitional New York CLE credits will be granted for in-person attendance at this program.

Session II

The Shifting Sands of Population and the Electorate: Changes in New York
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 9:00-11:30 AM
Graduate Center City University of New York; 365 Fifth Avenue, Proshansky Auditorium

Soon, Census 2010 will report on the net gains and losses of New York’s population on a block-by-block basis. The data will likely indicate the need for regional, demographic and political shifts in the makeup of the districts. Population variances will shift the boundaries of virtually every district in New York.  Learn who’s up and who’s down from a panel of demographic experts analyzing the geographic, racial and ethnic changes of the general population, the registered voters and those regularly turning out to vote.Speakers and program details to follow.

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