Redistricting is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to increase the political influence and electoral representation of Asian Americans by keeping communities together in newly-drawn districts.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), in a joint coalition with LatinoJustice (PRLDEF), National Institute for Latino Policy (NILP), and Center for Law and Social Justice (CLSJ) of Medgar Evers College released the Unity Map, a joint proposal for new Congressional, State Assembly, State Senate and City Council districts in New York that reflects its changing demographics and protects the voting rights of Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

Press Releases:

Civil Rights Groups Announce Unity Map for NYC Council Redistricting Aug 30, 2012

New Congressional Redistricting Plan Approved for New York State Mar 19, 2012

AALDEF Commends Court-Drawn Congressional Redistricting Plan For Keeping Asian American Communities Together Mar 6, 2012

AALDEF Submits New York Redistricting Proposal to Federal Court Mar 1, 2012

District Judge Rules in Favor of AALDEF’s Redistricting Complaint in Favors v. Cuomo Feb 14, 2012

Civil Rights Groups Present Revised Redistricting Unity Map Jan 9, 2012

AALDEF Files Complaint on Behalf of Asian American Voters in New York Redistricting Case Dec 28, 2011

Factsheet on Redistricting:



Unity Map Proposals:

New York State Congress (data file)
New York State Senate (data file)
New York State Assembly (data file)

New York City Council (data file)
With 51 seats, the ideal City Council district size is 160,297 people. Each district can deviate from this number by a maximum total deviation of +/- 10%.