Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee
Redistricting is the once-every-decade practice across the United States of redrawing state and federal voting boundaries, with the goal being equal distribution of voters, based on the most current census information. The results impact who represents local voters in the U.S. House of Representatives, the State Board of Equalization (tax and fee districts), and the state Senate and Assembly, based on changes in population and demographics, among other things. In California, the census data is also used to redraw boundaries for county supervisor districts, as well as cities, school districts and other agencies that elect representatives by geographical districts. The Federal Voting Rights Act also requires that in areas with a high population of minority voters, the lines must be drawn to keep enough of each minority group in a district to give them a chance of electing one of their own to represent them, while at the same time not “packing” a district artificially.
The following bills are up for hearings- click on the link that follows to listen/watch the items that interest you: https://www.legislature.ca.gov/the_state_legislature/calendar_and_schedules/audio_tv.html
- AB-125: Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022 – Hearing has been set for April 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
- AB 397– Unemployment Insurance-Disqualification Notice– Hearing has been set for April 15, 2021.
Excerpt From the CA GOP newsletter for April 6, 2021
- #RecallGavinNewsom organizers announced 2,116,853 signatures had been submitted.
- 1.4 million (1,454,710) signatures have been processed by the counties, with 1.1 million (1,188,073) signatures shown to be valid so far (81.67% validity rate).
- Of the 600k (662,143) remaining signatures to process, Recall organizers only need 46% (307,636) of those to be valid for the Recall to reach the threshold (1,495,709) to trigger an election.
- In short, this Recall election is on track to qualify, giving California voters their chance to end the failed Governorship of Gavin Newsom in 2021.
- The California Republican Party has now crossed the 56,000-volunteer mark (56,242). That is a 33% jump from the day after Election Day 2020.
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