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In drawing Congressional districts, the Common Cause Reform
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In drawing Congressional districts, the Common Cause Reform Map emphasizes regionalization, keeping the state’s different regions together in the same congressional district(s) wherever possible. This is done in recognition of the fact that regions generally have common interests and needs.(Credit: Common Cause New York)

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These reform maps were created by Common Cause New York, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization seeking honest, open and accountable government, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy. In creating the maps, Common Cause adhered to nonpartisan standards developed two years ago by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute which are endorsed by the League of Women Voters. Newsday licensed their use in a digital, interactive form.