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REDISTRICTING REFORM: LAST CHANCE TO ACT!
August 16, 2005
With last week's court decision reinstating Proposition 77 on the special election ballot, attention is focused on the question of whether the legislature and Governor will reach an agreement to put an alternative redistricting measure before the voters on November 8. According to the Secretary of State, August 18 is the last day for state lawmakers to put a measure on the ballot. PLEASE ACT TODAY to tell the Governor and the leadership of the legislature that you want a solid redistricting measure.
ACTION NEEDED (Contact information is listed below):
1. Contact Governor Schwarzenegger:
2. Contact the Assembly and State Senate leadership:
The League believes that reform of the redistricting process should include:
Furthermore, the League feels that redistricting should be done only once a decade. Drawing new lines immediately on passage of a reform measure in the middle of this decade would require the use of census data that are no longer accurate enough to meet constitutional standards. In addition, if a redistricting measure enacted in November 2005 were to require immediate redistricting, there could be chaos for the June 2006 primary.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, including the status of SCA 3 (Lowenthal), a bill that could be the vehicle for a compromise measure, and the League's stand on other redistricting bills, go to "Redistricting."
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Phone: (916) 445-2841, Fax: (916) 445-4633
Senate President pro Tem Don Perata Phone: (916) 651-4009, Fax: (916) 327-1997
Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman Phone: (916) 651-4033, Fax: (916) 445-9754
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez Phone: (916) 319-2046, Fax: (916) 319-2146
Assembly Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Phone: (916) 319-2032, Fax: (916) 319-2132
KEEP US INFORMED: Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what action you have taken and any responses you receive.