Common Cause Statement on a June Primary

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Susan Lerner

January 27, 2012


Common Cause Statement on a June Primary

Responding to Judge Gary Sharpe’s ruling today for a June 26th federal primary date, Common Cause Executive Director Susan Lerner, released the following statement:

“We’re thrilled that Judge Sharpe has ruled for a June primary date, helping to insure higher voter participation for the Congressional elections. It is now incumbent on the Legislature to makes sure that the public does not pay for the travesty of three unnecessary primary dates. A June primary reinforces the need to quickly finalize the official redistricting maps, which is especially urgent given the lack of draft Congressional lines from LATFOR. It’s time to finalize a set of non-politicized maps for 2012, and focus on a fair result now and for the future.”