• How will diverse voters be represented in California’s new election districts?
    Across the state, organizers are banding together to make sure new congressional, legislative and local districts lead to diverse representation. The track record of the Citizens Redistricting Commission is mixed, according to two recent studies. – CalMatters
  • OC Counts
    This “OC Counts” Playbook is both a final report – an audit, of sorts – on the 2020 Census campaign in Orange County and a guide for 2030. Those who wrote and contributed to this report want it to be a helpful starting point and planning document as our region gears up for the 2030 Census.
  • Redistricting Commission shifts to tough stage of political map making
    And, yes, the people drawing political maps still want voter input. An updated online tool and six new centers across the state offer more ways for residents to have their say. – OC Register
  • Santa Ana police union declares ‘no confidence’ in Chief Valentin
    The police union issued a “vote of no confidence” against Chief David Valentin, who has said he’s under “intense personal and political attack” from the union president. – OC Register
  • Tustin starts switch to district elections
    Council says the move will stave off a costly lawsuit. Critics say a community where nearly a third of all voters are Latino has elected one Latina to council in past 20 years. – OC Register
  • Will Politicians Use Redistricting for Their Own Re-Elections?
    As Orange County’s powerful county supervisors gear up to redraw their own election districts, questions are mounting about whether they will protect their own re-elections by jettisoning parts of their district that didn’t vote for them, and adding in areas that are more favorable at the ballot box. – Voice of OC
  • “Help O.C.’s ethnic and beach communities boost political power”
    The small group of residents who spoke offered a common suggestion: Carve out political districts that strengthen the power of the county’s distinct ethnic communities, and then do the same for the county’s beach communities. – OC Register
  • Release: Multiracial group speaks on housing, healthcare
    Orange County residents dialed in to the first online-only hearing of California’s independent redistricting commission for the region on July 8. Many callers were Latino and Asian residents speaking out on the region’s housing and health crisis.
  • Orange County gears up to redraw voting district lines
    Orange County, cities and school districts gear up to redraw voting district lines – OC Register
  • Community Organizations Want Focus on Community, Not Politics
    The People’s Redistricting Alliance has come together to educate and engage low-income communities of color about the once-a-decade process of redrawing legislative boundaries. Alliance members expressed concern that the process that begins this year not repeat mistakes of the past. – Voice of OC
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