Deadline to Apply Is February 12, 2010
The application period for the redistricting commissioned opened Dec 15th, and already over 4,000 individuals have applied, but less than 5% of those applicants are Asian American. People of color as a group make up less than 18% of the applicants. We encourage you to apply.
ALC will be hosting two application workshops:
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center
2121 Junipero Serra Boulevard
Daly City, CA 94014-1907
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Chinese for Affirmative Action, Community Room
The Kuo Building
17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
The agenda for each workshop will include:
- Overview of Redistricting
- Why Redistricting Matters
- Proposition 11
- Commission Responsibilities
- Conflict of Interest
- Restricted Activities
- Application Process
- Review Application and Supplemental Application
Every ten years, we draw new district maps for Congress, the California legislature, county boards of supervisors, and city councils. These maps show the boundaries of each district. When we redraw the maps every ten years, we change the boundaries so that each district contains the same number of people. This process is called redistricting.
The next time redistricting will happen is in 2011, and because California voters passed Proposition 11 in 2008, there will be a major change in who draws the maps.