Common Cause/NY On Redistricting Decision: “New York’s Redistricting Process is Fundamentally Broken”

Today, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Democrats, causing New York’s Congressional maps to be redrawn yet again. In response, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY put out the following statement:

“New York’s redistricting process is fundamentally broken, and today’s court decision striking down the state’s current congressional map does little to fix this process long-term. The only way to prevent future court battles from deciding our representatives is for the Legislature to adopt a permanent fix to redistricting that centers people over politicians. That means lawmakers must prioritize passing a constitutional amendment that creates a truly independent, citizen-led redistricting commission that puts the power in the hands of New Yorkers – not elected officials.”