An opportunity to profoundly impact our state’s future is here. Once every ten years, California goes through a process called redistricting, which involves redrawing political districts at the federal, state, and local levels. This process is important to our lives as Californians because it helps ensure that we have a chance of electing political representatives who will be responsive to our needs and concerns.
In California, we redraw federal and state districts though the Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC). The CRC is an independent commission of 14 Californians who are neither legislators nor public officials. Through a public process and technical assistance from the state, the CRC develops and approves new maps that reshape the districts of our congressional representatives, state senators, state assembly members, and members of the Board of Equalization.
Commissioners should truly reflect the demographic and geographic diversity of the state and ensure a fair line-drawing process that strengthens the representation of communities, especially traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities.
The initial application window is June 10, 2019 through August 9, 2019. Apply here!