Compiled by RADC Member - Tracy Wise
1. Say “Thank You” to Rep. Pete Aguilar (D, CA-31)
It is important to periodically reach out to our elected representatives and let them know what we specifically support in what they are doing. For those who live in his district, here is a suggested message to Rep. Aguilar: (https://aguilar.house.gov/contact/email) ---
Dear Rep. Aguilar:
I am a resident in your district and wanted to reach out to you today to say thank you for your voice and your work on these vital issues:
--your support of the two infrastructure bills;
--your support of voting rights legislation;
--your support of the Women’s Health Protect Action (HR3755);
--your position on the January 6th select committee; and
--speaking up for the rights of immigrants and DREAMers and pushing to pass immigration reform.
It is wonderful to see the IE playing a key role in the issues which affect us here at home and nationally. Thank you for bringing our voices to Congress.
Member, Redlands Area Democratic Club
2. Support Redlands Unified School District Board
Speak Up for Our Local School Board Members Against Threats and Doxxing
- LULAC letter supporting School Board Member Alex Vara:
- A local petition in support of School Board Member Alex Vara:
3. Attend the Redlands State of the City
Thursday, September 30, 2021, at noon; University of Redlands, Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Avenue. Lunch seating is $40/check or $41/credit card—call the Chamber of Commerce at 909/793-2546 for reservations. *“The meeting is open to the public and free seating will be available for members of the public who wish to attend.”*https://www.redlandscommunitynews.com/news/government/state-of-the-city-event-to-be-held-thursday-at-orton-center/article_3c9d8550-1c8c-11ec-aee5-b72b3d66417b.html
4. October 2nd Day of Action for Reproductive Rights
The first opportunity this coming Saturday is: "Raise Your Voice for Freedom of Choice!"
Virtual Event on Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00 a.m. - Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties participates in a national call to action to rise up and make clear an attack on reproductive rights in one state is an attack on reproductive rights across the nation.
What: “Raise Your Voice for Freedom of Choice” Virtual Day of Action
When: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Virtual via Zoom, must register in advance
Learn more about the speakers at SaveRoeNow.org
The second is the actual in-person march. You can travel to downtown Los Angeles or you can gather here in the Inland Empire, outside Riverside City Hall: IE Representative Rights March in Riverside at 12PM.
Details on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/H33S8IdV
Reminders of Redistricting Calls to Action
1. Voting Rights: New *City* Redistricting Information/Action
The City of Redlands is holding a virtual workshop on its redistricting process via Zoom on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 5PM-7PM. The Zoom ID is 862 2201 6993; the alternative phone number is 669/900-6833.
Future 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
2. 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: https://sbcountyredistricting.com/ The next two meetings are:
September 29, 2021, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Hesperia Council Chambers
9700 Seventh Avenue
Hesperia, CA 92345+ Google Map
October 6, 2021, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Fontana Council Chambers
8353 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA 92335+ Google Map
Advisory Redistricting Commission Meeting
Fontana Council Chambers
8353 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
3. Voting Rights: New *Water* Redistricting Information
No information available at the present time. Here is a link to the current maps of the IE’s water districts: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=e1a0b6df610f490892a970b01952274d&entry=3
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.
Stick a pin in this:
1. REMINDER: Replacement process for Councilmember Paul Foster still pending:
"The council must either appoint a replacement, or call a special election within 60 days of the vacancy", said city spokesman Carl Baker in an email. [emphasis added]
Anyone who wants to fill the position would have to live in the area Foster represents, District 5, which is the south side of the city. If the council decides to call a special election it would likely be in the statewide primary on June 7, 2022.
“Whomever fills the vacancy will hold office for the rest of Foster’s unexpired term, which ends in December 2022 after the November 2022 election results are certified by the county", Baker said.
2. UPDATED: Legislation signed by Governor Newsom at the end of the current legislative session (ongoing)
- As of 9/23/21: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2021/09/23/governor-newsom-signs-climate-action-bills-outlines-historic-15-billion-package-to-tackle-the-climate-crisis-and-protect-vulnerable-communities/
- For full text of the bills, you can go to: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov
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