Queens leaders vow to ‘fight’ for their communities after districting commission releases first draft of redrawn City Council maps

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The New York City Districting Commission is facing backlash from Queens leaders after releasing a preliminary map of redrawn City Council districts last week, with some officials saying that the new lines would not accurately represent the communities they serve. 

The commission emphasized that this is the first draft, but it is also a major step toward updating the new district maps since the 2020 Census was taken. 

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