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New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Citizen-Led Redistricting in Nassau County:

Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Good Government and Civil Rights Allies Release Poll Showing Clear Support for Reform to Nassau’s Contentious Redistricting Process

After years of lawsuits and vocal community opposition to the legislative redistricting process in Nassau County, a new poll conducted by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) shows that over 80% of Nassau County voters support reforming the process to make it non-partisan.

The Nassau United Redistricting Coalition, of which LICET is a member, its allies, and grassroots community members are beginning a campaign to call for citizen-led redistricting to be a top priority of the next legislative session.

WHAT: Release of the results of LICET’s poll of Nassau County voters about citizen-led redistricting.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 12:30pm

WHERE: Steps of the Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building. 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola.

WHO: The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET), an initiative led by a coalition of community organizations to transform the culture of civic participation and government accountability. LICET is led by New York Communities for Change, Make the Road NY, CARECEN, and the Long Island Immigrant Alliance. Joined by allies including members of the Nassau United Redistricting Coalition, which comprises LICET, Common Cause/NY, the League of Women Voters of Nassau County and La Fuente-Long Island Civic Participation Project.

VISUALS: Speakers from diverse groups; Organizational leaders and grassroots stories; Large graphics of poll results; signs, banners, chanting

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