A STATEMENT ON THE PROPOSED REAPPORTIONMENT OF THE 49TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT, Brooklyn, N.Y. PART I – THE SCHEMEArnaldo A. Ferraro, Ph.D. HERE WE GO AGAIN! In a déjà-vu reapportionment conspiracy of the 49th Assembly District in Brooklyn, the recently proposed drafted maps of Senate and Assembly districts by the groups Latino Justice PRLDEF, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Center for Law and Social Justice and the National Institute for Latino Politics are certainly not ones that provide “fair ethnic representation” to the people of certain areas, as they claim. In analyzing the plan of the proposed map of the 49th Assembly District, it seems, in my opinion, that the reapportionment of the 49th Assembly District was mostly based on two simple objectives.
Lucretia Regina-Potter is very active in the 49th Assembly District and raises awareness and issues relevant to her community, much to the chagrin of those currently holding office.By looking at the suggested new “unity” map of the 49th AD, one can also see two very important as well curious facts: the border of the new district ends at Bath Avenue, just one block away from Cropsey Avenue where Lucretia Regina-Potter lives. Coincidental? I would say very strange.