Compiled by RADC Members - Tracy Wise and Jeff Poggi

1. Keep Pushing: Ensure Voting Rights Legislation Is Passed in the U.S. Senate:

Senate Majority Leader Schumer brought up the voting rights bill again on November 3rd.  One Republican senator voted for it.  But it failed to survive the filibuster.  We must get voting rights passed and stop with the doomed vote theater and carve out an exception in the filibuster for voting rights.

Please write to Senators Feinstein and Padilla ASAP with this message (feel free to replace with your own words):

Dear Senator Feinstein/Padilla:

I am one of your California constituents who believes that passing voting rights legislation ASAP is vital to pushing back against efforts across the country to disenfranchise voters and block access to the polls. It is urgent that all Senate Democrats at least implement a carve-out in the filibuster for voting rights or cancel the filibuster altogether so that this bill can be passed ASAP. You are our voice in the Senate. We are running out of time.

Thank you



Senator Diane Feinstein, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025 - (310) 914-7300 or [].

Senator Alex Padilla, 11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 1250W, Los Angeles, CA 90064 - (310) 231-4494  []

2. Get Involved in Supporting Redlands

Redlands has open positions on the following city commissions.  Apply by Monday, November 15:

Municipal Utilities/Public Works Commission

Traffic and Parking Commission

Library Board of Trustees

Cultural Arts Commission

Planning Commission

You can learn about the responsibilities of each commission and their meeting schedules at .


Residents interested in applying for the non-salaried position on a commission may request application forms from the Office of the City Manager, City Hall, 35 Cajon Street, Suite 200, or by phone at 909-798-7510, or on the City’s website:  

3. Support the Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill*

The bill is currently on hold in the House while the Congressional Budget Office produces information requested by six Democrats.  These six have promised to either vote yea on the legislation or work with House progressives and leadership to make tweaks to pass the bill (per Rep. Jayapal the evening of 11/9/21).  And then it must go to the Senate for approval. 


Please send a note to Representative Pete Aguilar to urge him to continue to keep the forward momentum on this vital legislation for our country and, especially, for residents of the Inland Empire.  Here is a suggested message to Rep. Aguilar (


Dear Rep. Aguilar:

I am a resident in your district and wanted to reach out to you today to say thank you for your support of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill and ask that you continue to keep the pressure on your Democrat colleagues to ensure that this vital piece of legislation passes the House sooner rather than later.

Thank you for bringing our voices to Congress.


Member, Redlands Area Democratic Club


*For more details on the #BuildBackBetter Reconciliation Bill, go to 



  • REMINDER:  Voting Rights:  New *City* Redistricting Information/Action

Upcoming City of Redlands public meetings are scheduled:

  • January 18, 2022 (time, etc. tbd)
  • February 15, 2022 (time, etc. tbd)
  • April 17, 2022 – adoption of the final maps


  • REMINDER:  Voting Rights:  New *County* Redistricting Information

Here is the website, with the list of upcoming meetings *and* information on how to submit a map to the redistricting committee: The next two meetings are:


Special Meeting – Board of Supervisors

November 16, 2021 

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

San Bernardino County Government Center

385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0835

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Special Meeting - Board of Supervisors
Watch Live


Special Meeting – Board of Supervisors

December 7, 2021

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

San Bernardino County Government Center

385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0835

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Special Meeting - Board of Supervisors
Watch Live


  • REMINDER:  Voting Rights:  New *Water* Redistricting Information

No new information available.  Here is a link to the current maps of the IE’s water districts: 


We will continue to keep you up-to-date on redistricting efforts around our county (they voted NO on any meeting[s] in Redlands) and water districts and any further City redistricting news.




  • UPDATED:  The California 2021 Legislative Session ended with Governor Newsom signing his last bills prior to the October 10th deadline.  The next Legislative Session should reconvene in December.


    • The final set of approved bills included:
      • Providing Immediate Relief for those Hardest Hit by COVID-19
      • Confronting the Homelessness & Housing Affordability Crisis
      • Transforming Public Schools as Gateways for Opportunity
      • Building Infrastructure for the Next Century
      • Combating Wildfires & Tackling Climate Change