California Common Cause is leading the way in ending redistricting abuse at the state and local level. In 2008, we ended partisan gerrymandering of state and congressional lines with the establishment of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, a citizens commission that ensures voters’ — not politicians’ — interests come first. We have successfully enacted similar reforms for fair, impartial, and representative redistricting at the local level — because democracy matters at all levels of government.

Areas with Independent Redistricting Commissions

In 2016, Common Cause sponsored Senate Bill 1108 which, for the first time, authorized all California cities and counties to create independent citizens commissions to redraw district lines, instead of leaving this power to electorally self-interested incumbents. Common Cause has also supported the creation of independent commissions in cities across the state, including San Diego, Oakland, and Sacramento. These commissions are national models for local reform.

In 2020 and 2021, cities and counties with local commissions will be recruiting residents to serve on their commissions to help lead the line-drawing process.

If you or your organization would like to play a role in supporting and implementing independent redistricting commissions, contact Kiyana Asemanfar at kiyana@commoncause.org.

Our Local Redistricting Campaigns

In 2016, Common Cause sponsored Senate Bill 1108 which, for the first time, authorized all California cities and counties to create independent citizens commissions to redraw district lines, instead of leaving this power to electorally self-interested incumbents. Common Cause has also supported the creation of independent commissions in cities across the state, including San Diego, Oakland, and Sacramento. These commissions are national models for local reform.

We’re running campaigns to bring independent redistricting to the following cities and counties:

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