13 Organization Coalition Empowering Communities In Norcal


Media Contact:

March 18, 2011

Katie Fleming (916) 443-1792

13 Organization Coalition Empowering Communities in NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO – With California’s first-ever Citizens Redistricting Commission beginning work on drawing legislative and congressional district lines — a process that will affect California and national politics for the next decade — organizations working to bring grassroots input into redistricting have come together to train communities on the nuts and bolts of this unique process.

WHAT: Northern California RedistrictingCA Conference

WHEN: March 31, 2011 Noon – 5 p.m.

*Registration begins at 11am, lunch will be provided*

WHERE: Doubletree San Francisco Airport, 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010

RSVP: Katie Fleming kfleming@commoncause.org

Attendees will have a chance to meet the CRC commissioners, get help finding data that will help support their commission testimony and learn strategies for effectively presenting to the commission.

Members of the RedistrictingCA Alliance will be on hand to answer any questions. Conference details are available at http://www.commoncause.org/redistrictingCA.

Members of the Redistricting California Alliance include the African American Redistricting Collaborative, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, California Common Cause, California Forward, Center for Governmental Studies, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy, League of Women Voters of California, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, Rose Institute for Government Studies, the Greenlining Institute, the Advancement Project and The Redistricting Group at Berkeley Law.