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Brooklyn Public Library: New Yorkers, Redistricting and Political Power

You’ve heard about the importance of completing your 2020 Census forms, but what happens after the count wraps up? Census data affects New York’s congressional representation; the redistricting of state senate, assembly and city council districts; and the federal distribution of over $650 billion annually to states and localities. Jeffrey M. Wice, census expert and Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow at the New York Law School, will deliver a short lecture followed by a Q&A.

Thursday, June 25th at 6:00PM EST – participants must register and a Zoom link to join the program will be emailed in advance.

Speaker Bio:

Jeffrey M. Wice is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at New York Law School where he directs the New York Census & Redistricting Institute. He is also a Special Counsel in the New York State Assembly where he has worked for several Assembly Speakers and Senate leaders. Wice is a co-editor/author of the National Conference of State Legislature’s 2020 Redistricting Redbook, a comprehensive handbook on the census and redistricting processes and is the organization’s Redistricting & Elections Committee staff chair. Through the Washington, DC law firm Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, PC, he has worked on redistricting in New York State, New York City, and many states and localities across the nation. As a redistricting expert, the Washington DC newspaper ROLL CALL has included him in its list of Washington’s top 50 political policymakers.

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