Reporting: Redistricting Archives

Work continues after California budget and election reform victories

California earned a rating bump because of its latest budget, while citizen-led reforms won major victory in U.S. Supreme Court.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Initiative Reform, Proposition 11, Redistricting, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Proposition 11, Redistricting

CA Fwd’s comment on U.S. Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling

Statement on Monday's ruling in favor of independent redistricting commissions in Arizona case Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Initiative Reform, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Governance Reform, Government, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Governance Reform, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting

U.S. Supreme Court upholds citizens redistricting

The Supreme Court affirmed the power of Arizona's independent commission to draw congressional boundaries, a decision that protects California's own citizens redistricting reform. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Initiative Reform, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Governance Reform, Government, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting

California’s political reforms are working

Latest special election in district with political makeup similar to the entire state shows how California's top-two primary is an incentive for less partisan politics. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Governance Reform, Government, Civic Engagement, Elections, Governance Reform, Proposition 14, Redistricting

A tale of two elections

When the California Legislature hit the campaign trail, the normally cynical press corps had to concede the session was one of the most productive and bipartisan in a generation. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Governance Reform, Term Limits

Pete Weber and Jim Mayer: State political reform is working

The evidence is growing that voters are getting the political reform they wanted when they seized from lawmakers the authority to draw district boundaries, opened primary elections to all voters, and modified term limits to reduce constant campaigning. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, Governance Reform, Government

Q&A: Assemblymember Scott Wilk on redistricting, Capitol culture

Q&A with Assemblymember Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is another first term member of the California Legislature who took the time to answer some of our questions Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Governance Reform, Government

Q&A: Assemblymember Kevin Mullin on reform, future of CA politics

Assm. Mullin (D-San Mateo) talks about culture in the Capitol as one of the newer members of the State Legislature Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Governance Reform, Government

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: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Redistricting, Government

Flexing their political muscles: Latinos and Asian Americans in California Congressional races

Thanks in part to newly drawn districts and the top two primary system, voters will see some changes on their ballots. One positive change through the eyes of their respective communities is the number of Latino and Asian Americans running for office. Read More

Categories: Californians, Government, Redistricting

CA Supreme Court unanimously rejects redistricting challenges

California’s new electoral maps just cleared a major hurdle, thanks to a unanimous ruling today by the California Supreme Court to deny two challenges to the maps, which were created through the citizen-driven redistricting process. Read More

Categories: Redistricting

Poll: Californians aware of Redistricting Commission give it good marks

A new poll on California’s historic redistricting process finds that a good number of people think the process was fair and open. Read More

Categories: Civic Engagement, Redistricting

Commission finalizes California district maps in historic process

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has certified its final maps, marking the first time in the state’s history that a group of everyday citizens has drawn the state’s district lines and the process was brought out of the back room into full, open view of the public. Read More

Categories: Redistricting

CA Redistricting Commission officially adopts maps

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has voted to approve all 177 district maps, capping the state’s first citizen-led redistricting process in history. Read More

Categories: Redistricting

Viewpoints: Redistricting Commission was still the right thing

When I was a kid I played Babe Ruth baseball at Clark Field in Woodland, I once had a situation that reminds me of the Citizen’s Redistricting Commission.  Read More

Categories: Redistricting

New CA district maps released after grueling but transparent process

Today the California Citizens Redistricting Commission made history by releasing its final draft maps for the state’s Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization and Congressional districts. The new maps come after months of commentary, research, and public hearings all over the state. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Redistricting

Redistricting Commission struggles to represent diverse populations

As the California Citizens Redistricting Commission works to redraw the state’s political maps, it has grappled with changing demographics and how those changes impact the state’s diverse populations. Read More

Categories: Redistricting

Transparency the rule in redistricting process that puts voters first

California’s historic citizen redistricting process, which began with voter approval of Proposition 11 in 2008, is nearing its conclusion, after months of public interaction, extensive research, comprehensive study, and citizen input. Now, for the first time in the history of our state, we will have maps drawn in an open and transparent manner, with full input of Californians and without the gerrymandering that has led our state to the pinnacle of special interest influence and extreme partisanship. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Redistricting

Second round of redistricting maps scrapped

California Forward has learned that the second round of draft redistricting maps, originally scheduled to be released this Thursday, will be put on hold, reportedly so the commission can spend more time working with the feedback they have received on the initial maps. Read More

Categories: 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

Categories: , Citizens Redistricting Commission, Civic Engagement, Redistricting

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