NEWS RELEASE: Residents Invited to Submit Applications by May 14 to Serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission

NEWS RELEASE: Residents Invited to Submit Applications by May 14 to Serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        
Date: April 28, 2021
Contact: Yussel Zalapa
(559) 600-1710
 

Residents Invited to Submit Applications by May 14 to Serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission

 
COUNTY OF FRESNO, CA (April 28, 2021) – County of Fresno residents interested in serving on the County’s Advisory Redistricting Commission are invited to submit their applications prior to the upcoming application deadline of Friday, May 14, 2021.
 
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. This year, the County formed an 11-person Advisory Commission to recommend boundary changes for supervisorial districts to the Board for possible modification and adoption.
 
“This Advisory Redistricting Commission will play an important role in representing our diverse community during the process of redrawing our district lines,” said Steve Brandau, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “The 2020 Census data will show how our population has changed since 2010, and it’s important that our district boundaries be evaluated and adjusted if needed to account for those changes.”
 
Members of the Fresno County community are invited to participate in the decennial redistricting process to make sure district lines respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements. 
Each commissioner selected to serve the County of Fresno must be a resident of the County. Residents with family relationships with those who have been elected to, appointed to or a candidate for an elective office may not serve on the Commission. To see a full list of commissioner qualifications, please read the County’s resolution adopting an Advisory Redistricting Commission.
 
With the redistricting process moving forward, the County has launched a dedicated redistricting webpage, which will include details on future public hearings, mapping opportunities, FAQs and more.
 
For more information about the County of Fresno, visit Co.FresnoCA.us or follow the County’s  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube to keep up with the latest redistricting news.
 
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PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA
Fecha: April 28, 2021
Contacto: Yussel Zalapa
(559) 600-1710
 

Se Invita a los Residentes a Presentar Solicitudes Antes del 14 de Mayo Para Formar Parte de la Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución de Distritos

 
CONDADO DE FRESNO, CA (28 de Abril de 2021) – Los residentes del Condado de Fresno interesados en servir en la Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución de Distritos del Condado están invitados a presentar sus solicitudes antes de la próxima fecha límite de solicitud del viernes, 14 de mayo de 2021. 
 
Cada 10 años, los gobiernos locales utilizan nuevos datos del Censo para volver a dibujar sus líneas de distrito para reflejar cómo han cambiado las poblaciones locales. Este año, el Condado formó una Comisión Consultiva de 11 personas para recomendar cambios de límites para los distritos del Consejo de Supervisión para su posible modificación y adopción.
 
“Esta Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución desempeñará un papel importante en la representación de nuestra diversa comunidad durante el proceso de volver a dibujar nuestras líneas de distrito”, dijo Steve Brandau, el Presidente del Consejo de Supervisores. “Los datos del Censo de 2020 mostrarán cómo nuestra población ha cambiado desde 2010, y es importante que nuestros límites distritales sean evaluados y ajustados si es necesario para tener en cuenta esos cambios”.
 
Miembros de la comunidad del Condado de Fresno son invitados a participar en el proceso decenal de redistribución para asegurarse de que las líneas de distrito respeten los barrios, la historia y los elementos geográficos. Los residentes con relaciones familiares con aquellos que han sido elegidos, nombrados o candidatos para un cargo electivo no pueden servir en la Comisión. Para ver una lista completa de las calificaciones del comisionado, por favor lea la resolución del Condado que adopta una Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución de Distritos.
 
Con el proceso de redistribución avanzando, el Condado ha lanzado una página web dedicada a la redistribución, que incluirá detalles sobre futuras audiencias públicas, oportunidades de mapeo, preguntas frecuentes y más.
 
Para más información sobre el Condado de Fresno, visite Co.FresnoCA.us o siga elFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, y Youtube del Condado para mantenerse al día con las últimas actualizaciones.
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Nominations for Measure P Commission Before 6PM Feb 8

Nominations for Measure P Commission Before 6PM Feb 8

Submit Your Nominations!

Measure P calls for a nine-member Parks, Recreation & Arts Commission to help the City provide transparency and accountability to voters while ensuring proper planning and budgeting over time.

Learn more about the Commission requirements, responsibilities, and submit your nominations by visiting FresnoForParks.com/Nominate

*NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 6:00PM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2021*

Measure P calls for a nine-member Parks, Recreation & Arts Commission to help the City provide transparency and accountability to voters while ensuring proper planning and budgeting over time.

Under the City of Fresno’s Charter, Commission members are to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Commissioners must be registered to vote within the city limits of Fresno, not including county islands. No compensation is anticipated for service on the Commission, and Commissioners may not be paid officeholders or City employees. Appointments are to four-year terms.

The Fresno for Parks coalition which sponsored Measure P wants to help the City ensure that members reflect the cultural, demographic, and geographic diversity of the City of Fresno, with equitable representation by Commissioners residing in highest-need neighborhoods. Information collected in these nomination surveys will be shared with the Mayor and Council Members.

The Commission includes designated seats for members with demonstrated expertise in community parks and open space management; youth development or recreation programs; trails and San Joaquin River Parkway development and programming; and arts and culture programming.

Help Needed for Battleground States

Help Needed for Battleground States

This Saturday and Sunday, the Biden Campaign is asking you and a friend to call voters in high priority areas and battleground states around the country asking for their vote. With only 18 days left until the election, phone banking is one of the most helpful things Californians can do to support the Biden campaign (aside from voting early or giving to the campaign).   

Signing up is simple, and phone banking only takes an hour and can be done from anywhere. Please bring a friend or family member and take an hour this weekend to support the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

  SIGN UP HERE 

Sessions take place every weekend until Election Day. You will receive a Zoom link following your sign up and a brief training is included in the session.  

Please share the link above with your networks to encourage others in our area to help. 

 Thank you! 

— 

Mark Gonzalez

California State Director, Biden/Harris

Mgonzalez@joebiden.com

2020 CADEM Voter Protection Team – Sign Up to be a remote Voter Protection Hotline Volunteer!

2020 CADEM Voter Protection Team – Sign Up to be a remote Voter Protection Hotline Volunteer!

Fresno County Democratic HQ 559-495-0606

Hello California Democrats!

 

Since 1992, the California Democratic Party (CADEM) has been protecting the rights of all voters and ensuring that every vote counts through our Voter Protection Program.

 

For this year’s election, we have redeveloped our statewide Voter Protection Team to make sure that you have the proper resources and that we work together to turn out and protect voters in all corners of our state..

 

To that end, we are launching the 2020 CADEM Voter Protection Team (VPT) to:

·  Assist voters with voting-related questions,

·  Report, investigate, and troubleshoot election-related issues with our network of volunteer attorneys and election officials, and

·  Provide voter protection resources and training to Democratic campaigns, County Central Committees, clubs/organizations and activists, and allied/partnered organizations.

Voter Protection Team Hotline Volunteers: (877) 321-VOTE (8683)

 

We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with staffing our remote Voter Protection Hotline 877-321-VOTE (8683). Volunteers will answer voter calls through a call center mobile app from October 16, 2020, until the polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Volunteers will sign up for available shifts and work with CADEM staff to assist with incoming voting-related questions from voters. 

 

Volunteers will also be tasked with Election Day troubleshooting intake from callers by completing and reporting incidents or issues to our team of lawyers in the field across the state. No prior experience is required.

If voters have any questions or encounter issues with voting, or if your campaign/organization encounters issues relating to elections and voting, please contact our Voter Protection Team Hotline, which is operational from mid-October through Election Day until the polls close!

 

Additionally, bilingual volunteer operators are needed in Spanish, Mandarin, Hmong, Cantonese, and Tagalog but all languages are welcome! The goal of the Hotline is to be helpful to every single voter who calls 1-877-321-VOTE (8683). 

 

If you or anyone you know is interested and would like to sign up to be part of our VPT as a hotline volunteer, please click here to complete our CDP VPT Volunteer Sign-up Form

 

The direct link to the form ishttps://fs3.formsite.com/CADEM2011/form144/index.html

 

Voter Protection Team Resources

·  VPT Primer on Voting and Election Click here to download the Primer, which includes a general overview and key points on voting and election for this election cycle. Please review with your team and please feel free to forward it to interested parties. 

·  Vote 2020 Truth Squad Card Click here to download the Squad Card, where you can find information on voting rights and a downloadable FAQ Squad Card. Which will be available at the beginning of October. 

·  Vote By Mail Truth Squad Please visit https://thesocialpresskit.com/cademvotebymail to find resources that will include key information on voting and elections to protect the vote.

·  VPT Webpage Please visit our Voter Protection Team webpage for more resources: https://cadem.org/vote/voter-protection-team/

Questions and Further Information

 

We are proud to have an outstanding team leading our effort to Promote and Protect the Vote, including:

 

Coby King, Esq., CDP VPT Director

Steven Kamp, Esq., CDP VPT Preparing for Election Day Legal Manual Principal Author

Emma Harper, CDP Director of Party Services and Events

Unique Wilson, CDP Party Resources Manager

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Voter Protection Leadership Team at voterprotectionteam@cadem.org.

 

We look forward to working with you to protect the vote this November and beyond.

 

Emma Harper 

She/Her Pronouns

Director of Party Services & Events

California Democratic Party

916-503-7302 office

916-949-3868 cell

emma@cadem.org

 
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