As California continues to prepare for the 2020 Census, it is easy to forget that redistricting comes immediately after. Similar to the census, redistricting will have high-stakes impact on public sector leadership, political power, and financial resources for the decade that follows. California is one of the few states with an independent and impartial system to redraw its districts. Recently, more philanthropic organizations have turned their attention to redistricting and the diverse roles they can play.
In partnership with California Census 2020 Statewide Funders’ Table and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Philanthropy California held a robust discussion to learn about redistricting, how census data will guide the redrawing of California, and how grassroots organizations are educating and engaging communities in advocacy, redistricting, and voting rights. Our panel of experts shared the redistricting process, the California Redistricting Commission, and the role philanthropy can play.
- John Kim, Executive Director, Advancement Project California
- Rey Lopez Calderon, Executive Director, California Common Cause
- James Woodson, Organizing Coordinator, California Calls
- Kaci Patterson, African American Census & Redistricting Hub
- Connie Malloy,Chair, California Citizens Redistricting Commission; Portfolio Director, The James Irvine Foundation
For more information about the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, click here.
Interested in learning more about the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission Applications? Click here.
To view a recording of the webinar, click here.