Redistricting Community College

Redistricting Community College Trainings

Traditionally, redistricting has been a secretive and exclusive process. CHARGE designed the Redistricting Community College so your community can actively engage in the 2021/22 redistricting process – at every level of government – from school board to congressional redistricting. 

The CHARGE Redistricting Community College is a 5-part series. From beginning to end, the entire training is 3 hours. The live trainings include breakout workshops to give you hands on practice.  

You can also check out the Presentation slides, videos and materials below. You can watch them all in one sitting or pick and choose based on what you need to know. While you’re here, check the variety of other trainings we have given in the past under Past Training Videos & Slides!

Currently we are not offering any trainings in the month of November, please stayed tuned for when more are announced.

 

Redistricting Community College Presentation Slides:

Redistricting Community College Videos & Materials:

 

The following videos capture the sessions from past Redistricting Community Colleges featuring all five sessions that are typically covered. In this section, you will also find materials to supplement the sessions and that you can share with your community.

Advocacy & Testimony Training & Materials

If you are hoping to learn about how to give effective testimony and advocate for your community then this is the section for you! Here you will find trainings we’ve given, examples of testimony, and worksheets to help you craft your own testimony.

Continue to scroll down to find similar resources presented in 14 languages!

Youth Redistricting Panel

On Monday, October 26th at 5:00 PM PST, APIAVote, Common Cause, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and a host of interns from the previously mentioned grouped provided an informative presentation to Youth across the country on what Redistricting is and the importance of them getting involved. Our panel then answered questions from the audience and explained ways that anyone can get involved with their local process.

Map Analysis – Evaluating District Map Proposals

A webinar to deepen community leaders’ knowledge of how to evaluate and analyze those maps, including learning how to evaluate for Voting Rights Act compliance and other criteria and learning how to use open-access redistricting software. The goal is to prepare community leaders to effectively evaluate proposed district maps to advocate effectively for their communities.

Gerrymandering in the States

A discussion about the policy and social consequences of unfair maps featuring the authors of Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism.

DistrictR Deep Dive

The training offers a closer look at the mapping software DistrictR and how it can be used to map Communities of Interest (COI) as well as District Maps.

Representable Deep Dive

The training offers a closer look at the mapping software DistrictR and how it can be used to map Communities of Interest (COI) as well as District Maps.

Organizing Conversations for Community Districting

The two-part training includes a short presentation about building community power through organizing and the effective components of organizing conversations in relational organizing.

Let’s End Prison Gerrymandering

This training discusses how activists can plug into prison gerrymandering reforms at the state and local level. There are many states that have enacted reform at the state level, and will be implementing them for the first time – we share lessons learned from New York and Maryland in their reallocations of incarcerated people in 2010.

How Redistricting Organizers Can Lay the Groundwork for Litigation

This training covers topics such as how the redistricting litigation process works, best practices for building a record of evidence that’s helpful in litigation, and discussion on how litigators and organizers can effectively collaborate.

C3/C4 Rules of the Road

An overview of the Rules of the Road for c3/c4 organizations, how to manage various legal scenarios while you advocate for fair and equitable maps and answer questions specific to your campaign.

Media & Communications Training

This training contains messaging guidance for talking about redistricting, advice for creating a communications plan customized to your state and needs, and a brief discussion of recent message testing results on how to engage Black communities in the South in redistricting.

Behind the Scenes on Redistricting

On Thursday, July 21st at 7:00PM EST, APIAVote, Common Cause, and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) provided a sneak peek of what happens behind-the-scenes in the redistricting process in our webinar, entitled “Behind the Scenes: Redistricting Advocacy.” Participants learned best practices around oral and written testimony from former redistricting commissioners and state legislators.

Recursos de Apoyo y Testimonio en Español

Otros Recursos en Español

موارد إعادة تقسيم الدوائر باللغة العربية

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한국어 자료

中文资源

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แหล่งข้อมูลภาษาไทย

中文資源

اردو میں وسائل

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CHARGE, Coalition Hub Advancing Redistricting & Grassroots Engagement, is a space for groups that organize people in the states and in local communities. While each organization brings different skillsets, has presence in different states, and deploys different strategies, we are all united around the common goal that redistricting must be transformed to allow more voices to participate, be heard, and ultimately be represented.

We are committed to empowering people who have intentionally been excluded from voting and electoral politics to have a seat at the redistricting table.  We are grounded in the reality that, as important as this process is, redistricting is NOT at the top of most people’s minds and we need to build points of entry that meet people where they are.

CHARGE has nine organizations who anchor the work: APIAVote, Center for Popular Democracy, Common Cause, Fair Count, League of Women Voters, Mi Familia Vota, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Congress of American Indians, and State Voices.