REDISTRICTING POLICY DISCUSSION
2010 Census data were recently released for California. One of the most important uses of those data will be to redraw election district lines all over the state, from US Congressional districts down to local school board districts. In addition, for the first time, California's Congressional and state legislative districts will be drawn by a group of citizens -- the Citizens Redistricting Commission -- instead of the legislature. This Commission has been meeting since December and will start taking public testimony on Saturday April 9. Did you know that one of the most comprehensive sets of redistricting related data in the country can be found right here at the law school...and it's free and open to the public? Did you know that some of the most experienced experts in the field of redistricting and voting rights are here as well? Come learn about redistricting, the Voting Rights Act, and how the pubic can be involved in the upcoming round of redistricting from Berkeley Law experts.