Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

On Jan. 25 in San Francisco and Jan. 26 in Sacramento, learn how you can apply to serve on the commission and ensure the commission reflects the diversity of our state at forums sponsored by MALDEF, EJS, CaCCR, APALC and NAACP California.

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 http://WeDrawTheLines.ca.gov or http://RedistrictingCA.org.

Here’s details of the forums in San Francisco and Sacramento:

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
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253282782559

Panelists include:
Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, MALDEF
Janis Hirohama, President, League of Women Voters of California
Nancy Ramirez, Western Regional Counsel, MALDEF
Sharon Reilly, Chief Legal Counsel, California Bureau of State Audits
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
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=409474785243

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.

2 thoughts on “Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

  1. You say doing away with citizenship for children of illegal parents is an assault on the Constitution? Not so! There is a greater assault here and that’s when your people enter this country illegally, soak up our resource just like you have and take to the streets demanding our lawmakers to pass laws to justify your lawlessness, that’s the greatest assault on the Constitution, the citizens of this great nation and of those following protocol; most people earn their citizenship with honestly and dignity, you’ve failed on both, you’re all ‘Ladrones’ and nothing less!

    You also say some people find the term ‘Anchor babies’ derogatory, well, wake up ‘babe’, that’s exactly what they are! Couples mainly enter this country to breed and use their children toward citizenship that’s why they’re called ‘Anchor babies.’ That’s another form of ‘child abuse.’

  2. You say doing away with citizenship for children of illegal parents is an assault on the Constitution? Not so! There is a greater assault here and that’s when your people enter this country illegally, soak up our resource just like you have and take to the streets demanding our lawmakers to pass laws to justify your lawlessness, that’s the greatest assault on the Constitution, the citizens of this great nation and of those following protocol; most people earn their citizenship with honestly and dignity, you’ve failed on both, you’re all ‘Ladrones’ and nothing less!

    You also say some people find the term ‘Anchor babies’ derogatory, well, wake up ‘babe’, that’s exactly what they are! Couples mainly enter this country to breed and use their children toward citizenship that’s why they’re called ‘Anchor babies.’ That’s another form of ‘child abuse.’

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