Thursday, December 04, 2008

They Represent You

A number of PUB1250 students have been looking for information related to their assembly districts. We have been alerting them to a very nice handout Prof. Peña has prepared for that class, which is available in the IS shared folder.

Having read it, you probably already know that Project Vote Smart is a great source for district information. It allows you to search by zipcode to see who your Senator and Assemblyperson is (and of course their district numbers).

However, if your zipcode happens to fall within two districts and you need to see a map showing the actual district boundaries, like I did, there is a handy little print publication behind the desk called They Represent You put out by the League of Women Voters you should know about.

It fits in the palm of your hand and contains legible and easy-to-understand district maps, as opposed to many of those available out on the web which I found to be either too small or too clunky to be of much use. The citation for it is included on the handout.

Thanks to Prof. Ellis and Prof. Yaremchuk for pointing it out on the shelf.

1 comment:

Joseph said...

It has come to my attention that the nice PUB1250 handout was actually created by Prof. Jerry Bornstein some time ago and that Prof. Peña has recently updated it.