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Judge Issues Injunction Against Nassau County GOP Redistricting Plan


A New York State Supreme Court justice has issued an injunction against the Nassau County Legislature, barring them from enacting the Republicans' redistricting plan. Democrats are concerned that "the GOP caucus may very well ignore the intent of the judge's order and forge ahead with their redistricting plan by voting on it this Monday." This is WRONG -- and Nassau County residents must again let the "Republicans know that they will not get away with it."

Democratic legislators are asking Nassau residents to join them on Monday, May 16, to speak out against the GOP's redistricting push.


Monday, May 16, at 10AM
Theodore Roosevelt Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Blvd
Mineola, NY

* please show up 30 minutes early if you want to speak *

Hundreds of people including Elmont community leaders Joyce Stowe, President of Tudor Manor Civic and Cheryl Lee, President of Parkhurst Civic came to the legislature on Monday, May 9 for the one and only public hearing on redistricting. They made their voices heard, and in part are responsible for the present injunction barring the Republican majority from moving forward with its unilateral redistricting plan.

But, just in case the Republicans have trouble listening, Nassau county residents need to band together and in a single voice "SHOUT" a clear message "NO, to this redistricting plan”.

Elmont is at risk but more broadly all of Nassau's minority and middle class are at risk.  The County Executive Mangano is well on his way to privatizing Long Island Bus, civilianizing police positions and the centralizing POP units outside of the communities where they are needed.  All under the now common refrain of “saving taxpayer dollars” or “the county is broke”

Ironic, on the day the Nassau County Legislature secheduled this troubling vote PBS is airing "Freedom Riders". Watch also the video on the home page, see the elders lead Nassau residents in a spontaneous rendition of "We Shall Overcome" during the May 9th 2011 hearing.
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 May 2011 15:09 )  


0 # Margareth 2011-05-22 17:31
People of Elmont are against the redistricting including our young, they want to show their support. A smart young man put it up on his face book page to spread the word around but needs further information such as when and where the meeting is schedule. They want to show that they matter, they have a say when it comes to decisions that affect their town. We understand why the politicians want this "we shall overcome"
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0 # Tom Madera 2011-05-18 06:17
I'm delighted to see the author supports the concept that a public body must comply with the decision of a NY State Supreme Court Judge. That is what our country's system of law is based on. Therefore, I am sure he would encourage the Board of Trustees of the Elmont Public Library to comply with the April 2011 decision of the NY State Supreme Court which ruled, through an Article 78 suit filed against them, that they must release to the public the report written by the law firm of Ingerman Smith, a report the community paid for to the amount of approximately $20,000, detailing recommendations concerning the role of the library's long time consultant and "business manager." I have no doubt, given the principal he states in his article, that the author will be consistent and call upon them to stop stalling and attempting to avoid complying. That would be called "contempt of court" and no one in a responsible position, official or self imagined, would support such a irresponsible act.
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