New York: beyond prison-based gerrymandering
by Aleks Kajstura, August 9, 2010
Ending prison-based gerrymandering means a return to the concept that representatives should represent those actually part of their communities:
- New York Ends Prison Gerrymandering, by Michelle Chen, ColorLines.
Efforts to draw fair districts in New York State go beyond ending prison-based gerrymandering:
- Balance of power changing in NY, Times Herald-Record editorial (Orange County, NY).
Making sure that those who area allowed to vote know that they can:
- Reforms are boost for representative government, by Erika Wood, The Journal News/LoHud.
And a Pennsylvania paper proposes that the state should follow New York’s example and aim for a standard of “one person, one vote”:
- Prison-based gerrymandering should be abolished, The Daily Review editorial, (Towanda, PA).