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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Needed to Apply for California’s New Redistricting Commission

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
  • Qualifications
  • 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.

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AFSCME’s 2010 Alternative Union Break

If you are college senior who is passionate about grassroots
organizing, workers’ rights and progressive social change?  Are you a
student activist who is anxious to continue the fight for social
justice once you graduate? Do you believe that a strong labor movement
is vital to fighting back the attacks on working families, on health
care, and the very fabric of what makes our communities vibrant? Continue reading