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Northern California: Apply for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission

View photos of the redistricting commission forum in San Francisco here.

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THE CALIFORNIA CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION
Learn How You Can Apply to Serve on the Commission and
Ensure the Commission Reflects the Diversity of Our State

In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, creating California’s first-ever citizens redistricting commission. The 14-member commission is responsible for drawing the state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts. The legislative lines drawn by the commission will determine political representation in California for the next decade.

Online applications are due on February 12, 2010. Please join us to discuss the role of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission and how to apply to serve on it. For more information, visit WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov or RedistrictingCA.org. See details for forums in San Francisco and Sacramento below.

San Francisco

Monday, January 25, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Bingham McCutchen LLP
3 Embarcadero Center Promenade, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Panelists include:
Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, MALDEF
Janis Hirohama, President, League of Women Voters of California
Titi Liu, Executive Director, Asian Law Caucus
Donna Neville, Senior Legal Advisor, California State Auditor
Nancy Ramirez, Western Regional Counsel, MALDEF
Eva Paterson, President, Equal Justice Society (Moderator)

Sacramento

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Auditorium
1500 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Panelists include:
Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, MALDEF
Elaine Howle, California State Auditor
Nancy Ramirez, Western Regional Counsel, MALDEF
Trudy Schafer, Senior Program Director, League of Women Voters of CA
Samuel E. Walton, Redistricting Consultant, California NAACP (Moderator)

For more information, please contact Nancy Ramirez at 213-629-2512 x121 or at nramirez@maldef.org.

Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance for these events to Martin Muñoz at 213-629-2512 x143 or at mmunoz@maldef.org by Friday, January 22, 2010.

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