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Shape California’s Future Weekly Update

Shape California’s Future Weekly Update

Happy Fourth of July! While you are celebrating the spirit of Independence Day today, consider an opportunity to be a part of creating real change in California. Join the more than 3,000 Californians that have already applied to become a member of the 2020 Citizen’s Redistricting Commission.   Apply now through the ShapeCaliforniasFuture.auditor.ca.gov website so that you […]

Redistricting In California | Learn the facts… get involved… consider submitting YOUR application to draw the lines!

Redistricting In California | Learn the facts… get involved… consider submitting YOUR application to draw the lines!

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Thursday, June 26 the US Supreme Court handed down a verdict on redistricting, often called “political gerrymandering”. As noted in many opinion pieces, “both parties do it” and “this has been going on for a very long time”. On Thursday, the Justices basically refused to get involved in what the Majority considered […]

School Bonds | Wake up Ventura… There’s A BILLION Dollars on the June 2018 Ballot!

School Bonds | Wake up Ventura… There’s A BILLION Dollars on the June 2018 Ballot!

    By Deborah Baber Savalla School bonds are for buildings! Not a DIME goes to kids! Not a PENNY to education! Where do our taxpayer dollars really go? Proponents of school bonds say “It’s for the kids!” But is this really true? Common sense and a  picture make the case AGAINST school bonds! Further, it […]

Oxnard: Provide Your Input – Next Public Hearing on District-based Elections is Feb. 7

Oxnard: Provide Your Input – Next Public Hearing on District-based Elections is Feb. 7

Oxnard, California – Oxnard residents will get another chance to provide input on the composition of proposed City Council election districts during a public hearing. DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 TIME: 6 p.m. LOCATION: Oxnard City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third Street, Oxnard The city is conducting a series of public meetings to receive community […]

Redistricting for Dummies: How to End the Gerrymander

Redistricting for Dummies: How to End the Gerrymander

    By Thomas L. Knapp Every ten years, based on the latest census data, the states receive new apportionments of seats in the US House of Representatives. The state legislatures begin mapping out revised districts to accommodate changes in population, population distribution, and increases or decreases in the number of seats. And five years […]

SCOTUS could shake CA’s redistricting schemes

SCOTUS could shake CA’s redistricting schemes