Campbell Institute Hosting Panel Discussion on 10/19: “Redistricting New York”

The Campbell Institute and the Fordham University Center
for Electoral Politics and Democracy Present:

Redistricting New York: 2012  
October 19th
Wednesday
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Maxwell Auditorium

As New York lawmakers take up their decennial redistricting challenge in 2012, citizens have greater opportunities to have input into the process. Please join us for a conversation with a panel of experts and activists which will demystify the redistricting process and its implications, followed by a demonstration of a freely-available and user-friendly software platform which enables individual citizens and civic groups to design districts and submit their plans to the State Legislature.

Panelists:
Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director, League of Women Voters of New York
Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union of the City of New York
Costas Panagopoulos, Director, Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, Fordham University
Jeff Stonecash, Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School

Software Demonstration:
Micah Altman, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Note:  The Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy is also sponsoring a student competition (undergraduate and graduate) to encourage teams
working with a faculty mentor to submit Congressional and state legislative maps for consideration. A panel of experts will award three first place prizes
of $1,000, for each level of office (Congress, State Senate, State Assembly).

The winners of the competition will be announced in the Pope Auditorium at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3 p.m.  The announcement will be followed by a discussion of the results of the 2012 New York Redistricting Project.

More information about the competition will be provided at the event, and is also available on the Center’s website.

Refreshments following event
Open to the campus community
Reduced Rate Parking available in the Irving Garage
(see our website for driving and parking directions)

www.campbellinstitute.org

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