Fight Brews Over Nassau County Redistricting Plan
- New York 03/04/2013 by Mitchel Cohen and Christopher Portlock (WBAI)
A proposal for redistricting in Nassau County proposed by the Republican majority on the Nassau County Legislature is taking some ugly racial and class turns involving the systematic suppression of minorities when it comes to voting, say the plan's opponents. Former WBAI Board Chair Mitchel Cohen and Nassau County's Christopher Portlock attended the Nassau County Legislature's public hearing last week where hundreds of people testified against the playing of partisan politics with Nassau residents' fundamental rights. They filed this report.