Congratulations to everyone who made our first CHARGE Redistricting Community College training a resounding success. Slides from the training are available now on the CHARGE website and we are currently working to get recordings up as well. If your colleagues or allies couldn’t make it to the first training, they can join one of the next two:
Saturday, May 22, 2021: 12 pm - 3 pm ET / 11 am - 2 pm CT / 10 am - 1 pm MT / 9 am – 12 pm PT / 6 am – 9 am HI. Register here.
The Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, the California Constitution Center, and the University of California, Berkeley will host a two-session webinar titled California Redistricts for the Next Decade on May 7.
The Ohio Education Association is running the Design Ohio’s Future redistricting competition for high school and junior high school students in Ohio public schools. Submissions are due on June 1, 2021 and winners will be chosen in each of several categories for Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and congressional districts.
Fifty-nine organizations and individuals signed a letter to “unequivocally affirm the basic principle that it is not appropriate to implement electoral district lines based primarily on American Community Survey (ACS) data” and calling on states to draw districts using decennial census population data.
California Common Cause has created a local redistricting webpage which includes fact sheets, templates, guides, and two workshop recordings to assist community groups and governments with navigating California's local redistricting process as well as the redistricting process in other jurisdictions. Visit https://www.commoncause.org/localredistricting2021/ for resources to help you get started on creating and participating in an accessible, open, and inclusive redistricting process in your community!
The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is accepting applications for the state’s newly created Citizen Redistricting Committee. Applications are due May 21, 2021.
California Common Cause is hiring Los Angeles and Central Valley local redistricting organizers. These individuals will work with community organizations and community leaders to educate, engage, and empower community members to make their voices heard in city council, county board of supervisor, and school board redistricting processes.