top of page

The Redistricting Mess Comes to New York’s City Council

By Jeffery C. Mays Sept. 20, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET

"In Brooklyn, efforts by the Asian Wave Alliance helped gather more than 4,000 comments in support of keeping the Asian majority district in the borough. Under the revised map, the district will include parts of Sunset Park, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst.

A voting rights act expert hired by the commission found that the new map complied with the law by maintaining Black and Latino districts and increasing the opportunity for Asians to elect a candidate of their choosing.

Yiatin Chu, president of the Asian Wave Alliance, said she’s hopeful the district will remain in the final maps because the Asian community is not politically “mature” and is still learning how to move the levers of power.

“We actually need a majority to even have a shot because we’re not registered, we’re not participating in primaries and we’re not turning out enough,” Ms. Chu said."

12 views0 comments


bottom of page