During last November’s election, voters passed Proposition 11 to create the Citizens Redistricting Commission so that it would have the authority to set legislative boundaries. This commission is politically relevant once again this election as the “Voters First Act for Congress” ballot measure would give the commission the authority to set congressional boundaries also, as opposed to the state legislature having that power.
In fact, Californians can apply to be a part of the independent commission through its web site: wedrawthelines.ca.gov.
Voters may be interested to know that the major donor to the campaign to get this initiative on November’s ballot is Palo Alto physicist Charles T. Munger Jr., son of Warren Buffett’s billionaire investor partner. According to Political Blotter, he has donated $2,729,741.99 since October to the campaign. March 22nd is the deadline to submit the necessary signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
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