Stay in the know with what’s happening with California’s Redistricting Process as it greatly impacts how we live and allocation of resources in the future based on the mapping process to be conducted over the next few months.  Citizens are encouraged to attend the Sacramento Policy Seminar: California’s Redistricting Process.  Learn what you need to know.  Taking place on Wed-3/16 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the State Capitol – Rm #437 in Downtown Sacramento.

PANEL 1 presentation on “Redistricting Fundamentals and California’s new Commission”

Redistricting is a fundamental component of California’s representative democracy, and the lines
drawn in 2011 will help determine the political destiny of the state for the next decade. This panel will
cover the basics of redistricting, including how data informs the redistricting process; the role of the
Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in protecting electoral opportunities for under-represented
population groups and the new California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

• Arturo Vargas, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
(NALEO) Educational Fund
• Connie Galambos Malloy, Commissioner California Citizens Redistricting Commission
• Eugene Lee, Asian American Pacific Legal Center (APALC)
• Steven A. Ochoa, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)


PANEL 2 presentation on “The new California environment for redistricting”
California is one of the nation’s most diverse states in the United States. Full participation by the
state’s diverse communities is critical for a sound and fair redistricting process. This panel will present
information about California’s new demographics and the importance of keeping communities with
shared interests together when maps are drawn. Panelists will also provide insights on how elected
officials and community leaders can be involved in California’s new redistricting process.

• Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund
• Hon. Martha Escutia, Former California State Senator (ret.)
• Orson Aguilar, Greenlining Institute
• Erica Teasley Linnick, African American Redistricting Collaborative

Event Moderator: Manuel Pastor, Professor, American Studies & Ethnicity and Director of
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at University of Southern California

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