Capital New York: Council Redistricting Bearing No Resemblance to Albany’s
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.