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California redistricting a success says new study

“Given the newness and the difficulty of this process, the redistricting process was surprisingly successful.” Read More

Categories: Elections, Government, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Redistricting

At Fresno redistricting hearing, some express fears of diluted representation

More than 150 people packed a hearing in Fresno on Thursday to dissect proposed boundaries for California's congressional and state legislative districts. Many speakers expressed concerns about mismatched mergers and diluted representation. Read More

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California Redistricting–The People Win

The California Redistricting Commission released its draft report on Friday showing the newly drawn Congressional and legislative districts. Judging by the howling that is coming from all corners, including many officeholders, it looks like the Citizens Commission has done a great job. Read More

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Commission praised for transparency and encouraged to hear all voices

The first round of California’s new political maps have been unveiled, and many organizations involved in helping ensure the commission made it through legislative and other hurdles are pleased with its painstaking efforts to be transparent and thorough, but concerned that not all communities are having their voices heard. Read More

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1st round district maps the culmination of an unprecedented process

We at California Forward eagerly await today's release of the first round of draft maps from the Citizens Redistricting Commission, which has been working diligently to hear from people all over the state in its efforts to fairly redraw legislative, congressional, and Board of Equalization district lines. Read More

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Commission Frustrated By Lack of Detailed Redistricting Maps

At Oakland's Laney College last week, the CA Citizens Redistricting Commission aimed to get down to the nitty gritty of precisely where political lines should be placed, by giving several organizations the opportunity to share their maps. Read More

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“Now is the moment” to get involved with redistricting

An eager, engaged, diverse crowd came together on Thursday for the Northern California Redistricting CA Conference.  Read More

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Citizens Redistricting Commission sessions hosted at Claremont Library

The Citizens Redistricting Commission traveled to Claremont this past week for a multi-day session, as they work to fairly redraw California’s district lines.  Read More

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Citizens Redistricting Commission begins work this week

On Wednesday, a new era of redistricting in California begins with the first meeting of the Citizens Redistricting Commission.... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Proposition 11, , Citizens Redistricting Commission, Redistricting, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11, Redistricting

Drawing the lines For California

On November 30th, I was sworn in to a 10-year term of service on California’s first-ever Citizens Redistricting Commission. This 8-member body is charged with redrawing ...  Read More

Categories: Proposition 11, , Citizens Redistricting Commission, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11, Transparency

Election results complicate efforts for structural reform

California voters demonstrated their famed misdirection on Nov. 2, stopping the Republican tsunami at the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but also sending a strong message about the size and reach of government, and just how far they will trust politicians, once elected to office. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Proposition 14, Jerry Brown, , Citizens Redistricting Commission, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Proposition 14

California voters vote no on Proposition 27

With nearly 100 percent of precincts reporting, California voters have once again chosen political reform by voting down Proposition 27 by nearly 60 percent.  Read More

Categories: Proposition 11, , Citizens Redistricting Commission, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11

Citizens Redistricting Commission welcomes public engagement

Exciting things are underway in Sacramento in the form of the Applicant Review Panel and its impact on statewide redistricting. Read More

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