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California Common Cause Announces “Democracy Heroes” Honors to Mark 50th Anniversary

On April 7, 2022, California Common Cause will celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary and honor “Democracy Heroes” who have played vital roles in the fight to strengthen democracy in California. The event will also celebrate the former staff and board members who helped make possible the organization’s accomplishments over the past five decades while laying the groundwork for our next 50 years. 

California Citizens Redistricting Commission Finalizes Independent Redistricting Process, Showing the Nation How Participatory Redistricting Can Be

The Commission drew new district maps for our congressional delegation, State Senate, State Assembly, and Board of Equalization over the course of roughly 150 livestreamed meetings, including meetings dedicated to every region of the state and meetings held in a wide variety of languages.

California Common Cause and Fresno Organizations Call for “Fully Independent” Redistricting in Fresno County

The lack of an independent redistricting commission has opened the door to political interference hindering the community-driven process and has allowed the Board of Supervisors to choose a map that serves the status quo and insulates the incumbency of those already in power.

California Common Cause Calls for “Fully Independent” Commission in Los Angeles

Today California Common Cause issued a letter to the Los Angeles City Council, urging leaders to create an independent redistricting commission. The letter highlights that the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (LACCRC)’s members are appointed by city council offices and the final district maps will be approved by the City Council. This dynamic has led to extreme political interference, hindering the community-driven process the commission was created to foster.

Advocates File Amicus with California Supreme Court, Letter Urging Extension of Redistricting Deadline

Today, redistricting reform proponents, civil rights groups, and grassroots organizations from across the state filed an amicus letter in support of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission's emergency motion asking the California Supreme Court to extend the Commission's redistricting deadline in light of unprecedented Census delays.

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