Redistricting--everything's connected

The post immediately preceding this one reminded me of a little blurb in the Ithaca Journal a couple of days ago:

Laura Ladd Bierman, executive director of the League of Women Voters New York State, and Barbara Bartoletti, legislative director, will describe how electoral district lines have been established, the reasons they believe reform is needed and what state residents can do to influence change in New York state government at an event in Ithaca Jan. 26.

The sessions will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the second floor annex of the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, at Buffalo and Aurora streets. The sessions will be based on data obtained from the New York Public Interest Research Group and additional material from the Brennan Center for Justice and Citizens Union of the City of New York. Legislative districts are due to be redrawn following results of the 2010 Census.

In order to get the gist of where this is probably going, here's a quote from the Brennan Center for Justice website:

The conservative movement rose, in part, because it relies on a pinched and narrow view of the role of law, the Constitution, and government.

Hmmm....might be interesting to go hear what these folks have to say. January 26th is a Wednesday; I presume they're presenting the same program twice (once in the afternoon, once in the evening).