Capitol Update #17

Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee

SPECIAL EDITION
 
UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA REDISTRICTING:  WHY IT MATTERS AND HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE!

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.  
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CAGOP Chairwoman Locked Out of Twitter without Explanation

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April 15th, 2021                                                               213/ 804-0818

 
CAGOP Chairwoman Locked Out of Twitter without Explanation
 
(Sacramento) – California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson was locked out of her Twitter account Monday morning due to suspicious activity and has neither been told what that activity was, nor allowed to log back into her account in the more than three days since, though her account is still online. After repeated attempts to fix the issue, including filing an appeal with Twitter, she is still locked out with little to no response from Twitter.
 
“Conservatives have faced a barrage of censorship on social media in recent years, including from Twitter,” said Patterson. “As a Republican, it is frustrating – though not surprising – to find myself unable to access Twitter without explanation. As California prepares for a likely recall election, more than three days is a long time to be silenced as the Chair of the California Republican Party while Democrats and Gavin Newsom continue to have an uninterrupted microphone. I hope that Twitter will work with us to resolve this matter and let conservative perspectives contribute to the political discourse on its platform.”
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Information on Hearings before State Assembly

UPCOMING HEARINGS
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-125Equitable 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.
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Recall Information from CAGOP

Excerpt From the CA GOP newsletter for April 6, 2021  California Republican Party

Recall Campaign Update                                                                
  • #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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 Endorsed Candidates & CAGOP In the News:
Make sure to follow CAGOP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see the most up to date information, including profiles of endorsed candidates for 2020, and highlights of the news coverage for the California Republican Comeback!

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