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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rockville Centre Letters to the Editor, Week of Jan. 24
(Page 2 of 2)

Beth Hammerman

Chairman, RVC Youth Council Inc.

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redistricting

To the Editor:

In an effort to bring the political process closer to the people, the RVC Democratic Club has scheduled a special presentation, open to all, on Jan. 31 at the Sandel Center, 50 S. Park Ave. in Rockville Centre.

The subject, “Redistricting and How It May Affect You,” is a timely one, as the Nassau County Legislature prepares to vote on a court-ordered plan to redraw the boundaries of the county’s legislative districts.

The County Legislature must vote by March 5 on the plan to redraw the legislative districts in order to distribute the county’s population more equitably among them based on the 2010 census. The new boundary lines will become effective for the November 2013 election.

With a little over a month until the vote, three redistricting plans have been created so far: one by the Republican members of the county’s Temporary Districting Advisory Commission; one by the Democratic members of the commission; and a third by a coalition of nonpartisan citizens’ groups.

How will the redistricting affect you? In fact, it may have very little effect on your district, or it may split your community into two or more districts that may or may not even be contiguous.

Your party affiliation is unimportant here; you don’t need to be a Democrat to attend. You simply need to feel that it’s necessary for all of us to understand what’s going on at all levels of government at all times.

We hope you agree. If you need a ride, please call (516) 623-7826 and it will be arranged. It’s that important.

Dorothy McGarvey,

Board member, RVC Democratic Club

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