Monday, July 27 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This Monday, July 27th, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute are hosting a special Zoom webinar with Dr. Christian Grose, Dr. Jason Casellas, Dr. Michael Minta, Representative Alan Lowenthal and Kathay Feng. During this panel conversation, Grose, Casellas and Minta will discuss their newly released policy report, which was recently profiled in the Los Angeles Times and has been called “provocative” by Common Cause. The USC Schwarzenegger Institute report analyzes the levels of diversity in the 2020 Redistricting Commission process, detailing how the state legislative leaders reduced diversity in their strikes; examines the differences between representation in the California Legislature and the congressional delegation from pre- and post-creation of the commission; and makes several policy recommendations. Kathay Feng and Representative Alan Lowenthal will provide additional comments on the report and how the Voters First Act, a key policy initiative of Governor Schwarzenegger when he was governor, enhances partisan fairness and voting rights in the redistricting process. Along with discussing the report, the panelists will provide updates on the new California Citizens Commission. The first eight commissioners were randomly chosen in early July and held their first meeting this week. They will choose the final six commissioners on August 4th.
You can read the full policy report here.