Compiled by RADC Members - Tracy Wise and Jeff Poggi
1. GET INVOLVED: Training to Run for School Boards—Progressive Women!
The EMILY's List Run for School Board training series is a four-week virtual training initiative, starting February 2nd, geared toward those who are thinking about running for school board. The series will feature weekly assignments, virtual training, networking discussions, and an opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with a member of the EMILY's List team.
By the end of the series, you will only be a few steps from being ready to launch your campaign!
This series is for first-time candidates and those who have previously run for different offices. We encourage everyone who has a passion for education and the school board to run for office.
The deadline to sign up is Jan. 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.
Emily’s List: “We ignite change by getting Democratic pro-choice women elected to office.”
2. GET INVOLVED: California Training Opportunities
- Want to do something concrete to fight voter suppression? Want to lead a California in-person voter drive? @fieldteam_6 is holding a one-hour Zoom-based training on Wednesday, February 2nd, at 6 pm.
Learn to register Democrats, the Field Team 6 way! It’s the #1 most direct, effective way to swing elections – and it’s also incredibly fun. You’ll be introduced to Field Team 6, learn all the secrets of successful voter registration, and get your questions answered. You’ll leave the call fired up and knowing everything you need to lead your own voter drive!
RSVP HERE: https://www.mobilize.us/ft6/event/409679/
Access to the GoogleDoc instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EBC0Opm5jJ5fEEiZ0lkJdmLNvdqE3pEGUZf_3ZT0gL0/edit
California Fair Political Practices Commission: check out a variety of upcoming training opportunities!
3. GET INVOLVED: Sign Up to Be an Election Poll Worker
Did you know that signing up to work the polls helps to strengthen our electoral system, gives back to your community, and ensures safe, secure, and accessible elections for all? Plus, most poll workers get paid!
Learn more at: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/poll-worker-information
Sign up at: pollworker.sos.ca.gov
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- Redlands City Redistricting: Our Congressional maps have been set, but the City of Redlands is just beginning its process of reviewing and potentially redrawing the City’s five districts. Between now and April, the City Council will look at submitted maps and will make a final decision.
Residents are invited to submit proposed City Council district boundaries by visiting https://drawredlands.org/draw-a-map . The deadline is January 31, 2022, and maps can be sent to [email protected] in person at Redlands City Hall, 35 Cajon Street, Suite 2, Redlands.
Upcoming City of Redlands public meetings are scheduled:
- February 15, 2022 (6:00 pm, City Hall)
- March 1, 2022 (6:00 pm, City Hall)
- April 17, 2022 – adoption of the final maps
More detail on the specific agendas for each meeting can be found at: https://drawredlands.org/schedule/
- The Rittenhouse trial demonstrated to us that judicial elections are incredibly important. Let us pledge together to become better informed prior to the next election where judges are on the ballot to ensure that we are electing qualified, non-partisan members of the bench to serve the judiciary in our region. #NoRittenhouseJudgesHere
- Laws taking effect in California in 2022:
The Los Angeles Times has a recent story on 43 of the new laws and how they may impact us. You can find the story here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-30/new-2022-california-laws-covid-19-housing-policing
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