The end of the application period for serving on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission is fast approaching, as you know. While I am confident that the total number of applications will be robust, I am enlisting your help to make sure that the number of Asian Pacific Islander applicants increases.
Asian Pacific Islander applications to-date represent only 7-percent of the total applications received thus far. Working together we can make sure that we increase that percentage.
This is your chance to become a part of creating fair and transparent district boundaries that serve the best interests of the people of California. If you believe politics are better when all sides work together and you have a passion for civic engagement, apply to become one of 14 new 2020 commissioners.
California is looking for applicants to serve on the statewide Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) who will be tasked with drawing the legislative and Congressional election districts in 2021 for the next decade.
California is one of few states in the nation where a group of citizens drafts and adopts state legislative and Congressional maps with public input. This is the second redistricting cycle with the CRC in California, and we're looking to encourage more AAPI qualified candidates to apply. The current applicant pool is not fully representative of California's diversity! The application deadline to serve as a 2020 Commissioner is coming up on August 9th, 2019.
Common Cause is hosting several webinars to discuss the CRC's important role in redrawing district lines and why we need a diverse commission – On July 27 and August 8, we will feature the AA and PI commissioners who drew the 2011 lines. As a result of their service, the first Asian American Voting Rights districts in California were drawn.
Los Angeles County Elections 2020 Bootcamp: What You Need to Know About LA County’s New and Modern Voting Experience
Come out on June 6th to the The California Endowment for an all-day boot camp on LA County's new voting experience and California’s new election reforms!
RSVP at vccla.eventbrite.com, spaces are filling up quick!