Today, the Legal Defense Fund, the Western York Branch, and the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP sent a letter to the York, South Carolina Municipal Clerk Amy Craig regarding district maps for the York City Council. The York City Council will hold a work session on January 17, 2023 to review new, draft district maps for the York City Council recommended by the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (“RFA”). The letter includes the NAACP’s maps for consideration prior to the January 17th meeting and encourages the City Council to ensure that whichever maps are ultimately enacted are not only compliant with the U.S. Constitution, but also take proper care to respect the diverse communities of interest that exist in York. Additionally, as the redistricting process begins in earnest, LDF and the NAACP ask that the Council commit to drawing its maps openly in the public eye with opportunity for public discussion and comment.
Read the full letter here.
Founded in 1940, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is the nation’s first civil rights law organization. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the Legal Defense Fund or LDF. Please note that LDF has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights.