Get Ready for Redistricting with ReDrawCA.org

Mon, 04/11/2011 (All day)

CHealthy City.org and ReDrawCA.orgalifornians can participate in the local and state redistricting process through a new website, ReDrawCA.org, set to launch April 15th.  Register below for a free webinar on Friday, April 15th from 9:30am-11:00am to learn how to use the site and its features.

From HealthyCity.org: Every ten years, California redraws the lines of our political landscape. These lines can strengthen or diminish your voice in Washington, Sacramento, or downtown.  Cracking, packing, and gerrymandering are ways that lines on maps have been used to politically neutralize communities and their interests. To ensure this doesn't happen in your community, you'll need to engage and tell the story of your community - its boundaries, its needs, what makes it unique.

ReDrawCA.org was created by the Advancement Project and Healthy City to bridge the gap that community groups traditionally have faced when it came to redistricting. This website puts the power of maps and line drawing directly in your hands. It will help communities, traditionally excluded, take a seat at the table in this round of redistricting.
ReDrawCA.org will allow you to:

- COMMENT ON CA: Make a comment about your community and join the conversation on our public "wiki-map".

- ACCESS DATA: View and map key data about your district or community.

- DRAW YOUR LINES: Draw your community or district using redistricting data and boundaries.

- GROUP MAPPING: Create your own user group to collaborate/comment on a proposed boundary or map.

Please join us ONLINE for the launch of ReDrawCA on FRIDAY, APRIL 15th, 9:30am - 11:00am.

The webinar allows you to participate from your own desk and get an overview of the website and its features. To participate in the webinar, you must register in advance.
To register, click here or visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/616880082.

After you have registered, you will received an email with a unique link. On the day of the webinar:
1. JOIN THE WEBINAR ONLINE. Follow the link to join the webinar that is sent to you via email. The link is unique to you, but the meeting ID is shared. You will need both. Meeting ID: 616880082
2. JOIN THE CONFERENCE CALL. Call: 1-800-250-2600; Pass code: 9882635#
Please note: you MUST join the conference call in order to hear the audio for the presentation.
If you have any questions about this webinar or the registration process, please contact Taisha Bonilla at: tbonilla@advanceproj.org