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The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is calling for the public to submit their testimony on the drawing of district boundaries no later than May 23rd in order to be considered by the Commission for the first draft of district maps. Along with census data, publicly submitted comments will be used to assist the Commission when it begins drawing district boundaries.
The public can submit their testimony online, by fax, mail or at a public hearing.
May 3, 2011
Citizens Redistricting Commission
1130 K Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95814
Re: Commission Goal: Honoring the Spirit of the Voters FIRST Act
Members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission:
Dear Members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission:
Sacramento, CA – Over 200 delegates representing the League of Women Voters will gather in Ventura for their Biennial Convention - “Grow the Future”. It will take place May 12-15 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Hundreds of members throughout the state will celebrate the 100th anniversary of California women securing the right to vote; elect officers and the Board of Directors; approve the budget and bylaw changes and participate in educational workshops and adopt the League’s biennial program and budget.
A great mapping tool now presents the Citizens Redistricting Commission's final certified state maps in a very handy way. Click on Find Your District, enter your zipcode or address and ReDrawCa.org gives you a list of your state Assembly, Senate, Board of Equalization and Congressional districts.
Beyond the official state-by-state turnout rankings, this report details key voting trends such as the wide gap in youth turnout, the rise in early voting, and the continued growth of the Latino electorate. It also includes ideas for streamlining and improving voter registration practices.
In 2010, voter turnout dropped off steeply from the 2008 presidential election but was slightly higher than in 2006. Other key points:
The Citizens Redistricting Commission posted materials on their website www.wedrawthelines.ca.gov to help the public understand the redistricting process and give testimony about their communities to the Commission.
Dear Governor Brown:
The League of Women Voters of California requests that you convert the sentences of all prisoners who are awaiting execution in California from death to life without the possibility of parole. Eliminating the death penalty is ethically sound and will help save money for the vital programs that serve people’s basic needs.
The Commission is taking testimony from area residents in regions throughout California before drawing the first round of draft maps which will be released in June. Final district maps must be certified by the Commission by August 15th.
The Citizens Redistricting Commission has released a schedule of 34 public input hearings and tentative business meeting through June 2011. Beginning on April 9, 2011, in Redding California , the commission held the first public input hearing.