redistricting

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The County of Orange will hold five redistricting workshops across Orange County in August. Each workshop will include a brief presentation on the County’s 2021 redistricting process and an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on redistricting, including providing input on communities of interest. Free parking is available at …continue reading

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The County of Orange will begin the process for redistricting the County Supervisorial districts this summer. Redistricting is the regular process of adjusting the lines of voting districts in accordance with population shifts. The redistricting process is done every 10 years for local, state and federal governmental bodies by using …continue reading

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Join the California Citizens Redistricting Commission for a Redistricting Basics presentation with a live question and answer period. CRC Redistricting Basics Presentation Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2 to 3 p.m. Live streamed at: WeDrawTheLinesCA.org Let us know you’re coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/446282249800562 Join us to find out: What is redistricting? What is …continue reading

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Today, the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) announced the approval of HaystaqDNA and Q2 Data & Research, LLC as the contractors selected to assist in the professional and technical drawing of district lines. The Commission is tasked with mapping new districts based on the 2020 Census in conformity with …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, applauded the House of Representatives passage of H.R.1, the For The People Act–a sweeping and comprehensive voting rights, election security, ethics and clean election reform package. H.R.1 includes key provisions to restore election integrity taken from the Congressman’s previously introduced legislation, the Redistricting Reform Act. …continue reading

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The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) and the California Statewide Database announced the launch of the Communities of Interest (COI) input tool, designed to make it easier for Californians to participate in the redistricting process. Every 10 years, after the federal government publishes updated census information, California must redraw …continue reading

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The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) announced the hiring of Alvaro E. Hernandez as its Deputy Executive Director. The announcement was made at the Commission’s Public Meeting today. Mr. Hernandez becomes the Commission’s final executive level hire since it formed in August 2020. “Mr. Hernandez brings to the commission …continue reading

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The newly formed Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) announced support of the 2020 Census Deadline Extensions Act (bill H.R. 8250, S. 4571) which was introduced by Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), alongside Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in mid-September. These bills prohibit the bureau …continue reading

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SCOTUSblog is live-blogging the release of the last opinions of this term of the Supreme Court. In a breaking news item at SCOTUSblog: SCOTUS today rules that partisan-gerrymandering challenges to electoral maps are political questions that are not reviewable in federal court, dismissing two challenges: (1) By Democratic voters to …continue reading

Editorial - Room with a View

Recently, our own Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47) joined with Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA1) to introduce a resolution to the House of Representatives calling for the removal of political gerrymandering from congressional redistricting. The supposed non-partisan redistricting commissions in Arizona and California are held up as exemplars, showing how well the proposed …continue reading

The map illustrating this post shows the proposed “CSTIV” district. Los Alamitos and Rossmoor are lumped in with either coastal cities (Seal Beach, Huntington Beach) or much larger inland cities (Costa Mesa). Los Alamitos and Rossmoor have more in common with Cypress and Stanton than with Irvine and Costa Mesa! …continue reading

The first round of proposed new California Assembly and Senate districts have been released by the non-partisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The map illustrating this post shows the proposed “WSTAN” district (no numbers have been assigned yet). The first thing that I noticed was that the district crosses into Los …continue reading