Third article about ACCORD’s March 20 press conference. Here’s an excerpt:
ACCORD, along with other advocacy groups, has devoted a lot of its energy to the rapidly-growing Asian population in Queens, which has skyrocketed 300 times faster than the rest of the borough’s population over the last ten years. In this local redistricting process, Hong said he would like to see an increase in Asian-American majority Council districts in Queens.
Second of two articles reporting on ACCORD’s March 20 press conference at City Hall. Here’s an excerpt:
But as the fastest growing population in New York, the city’s Asian-American population is poised for the biggest gains. Originally focused on the state-level redistricting, a number of groups formed Asian-American Community Coalition on Redistricting and Democracy, or ACCORD, to address the concerns. Now looking at city council lines, members of ACCORD said that along with Flushing, already a majority-Asian district, Elmhurst and Sunset Park could potentially produce “Asian” districts.