The Nov. 1 edition of the Daily News ran the following editorial from Margaret Fung, Executive Director of AALDEF. In it, she states:
When communities with common interests are not kept together in the same district, residents cannot organize effectively to advocate for the issues most important to them, such as fighting for living wage jobs, preserving affordable housing units, curbing racial violence in public schools, or getting Asian-language access to health care.
Well said, Margaret! That’s why the Voting Rights Act should require district lines in New York City to be redrawn so that the APA communities of interest are kept together and their votes are not diluted.
To read the rest of the editorial, click the link in the title.