Please contact our Communications Manager, Elizabeth Leslie: eleslie [at] lwvc.org or (888) 870-8683
View our recent press releases and statements to the public.
The first eight members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission have proposed a slate of the final six members of the Commission.
For an interesting analysis of the November 2, 2010 Statewide Election results, read the Public Policy Institute of California's "Post Election Survey: Marijuana, Climate Change, Budget Reform Captured Voters' Attention".
The California State Auditor, Elaine M. Howle, held a landmark public drawing to select the names of the first eight commissioners to serve on California’s first Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission). As required by the Voters First Act, the State Auditor randomly selected three applicants from a sub pool of registered Democrats, three applicants from a sub pool of registered Republicans, and two from a sub pool of applicants who are either Decline-to-State or belong to another party.
On November 12, 2010, the Secretary of State and the Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly jointly submitted the names of the remaining applicants—12 Democrats, 12 Republicans, and 12 not affiliated with either of those two parties—for the Commission after the legislative leaders each exercised strikes of applicants. To learn more about the selection process, go to We Draw the Lines.
Voters expanded the role of the Citizens Redistricting Commission to include drawing congressional boundaries with the passage of Proposition 20 .
Proposition 20 removes the responsibility of drawing congressional district boundaries from the legislature. California’s first independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will now draw the political boundaries for California’s congressional , state Assembly, Senate and Board of Equalization districts.
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CONTACT: Elizabeth Leslie, eleslie [at] lwvc.org, 916-442-7215
October 21, 2010
“WHY VOTE?” VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
November 2, 2010 General Election
The winners of the "Why Vote?" video contest are:
1st Place: "Did Ya Even Vote?" by Darryl Cobbs, Amanda Davis, Aaron Gray, John
Marshall, Sheila Miller, Mark Retuya, Edgar Zachula, from Mt. San Jacinto College
Instructors: Jerome Billins and Tom Merritt
2nd Place: "Don't Be Lazy" by Edgar Alvarado from Cerritos Community
Instructor: Steven Hirohama
Interviews with California Candidates Can Help Voters Decide
Sacramento, Calif.—Voters across California now have an opportunity to learn more about the candidates whose names will appear on the November 2 ballot. Interviews of candidates for most major elected offices in the state are now being aired on The California Channel and online at www.calchannel.com.