May 31, 2011
New York's redistricting process often inspires bitter partisan battles, and critics say the process is in dire need of reform. Some lawmakers have introduced a plan to take the redistricting process away from the state legislature and put it into the hands of an independent commission, a plan favored by a number of non-profit groups across the state.
Barbara Bartoleti, Legislative Director for the League of Women Voters of New York State
Myrna Perez, Senior Counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice