Oakland Redistricting Virtual Mapping Session
Start: Tuesday, November 16, 2021• 6:00 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
End: Tuesday, November 16, 2021• 7:30 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
Join us Tuesday, November 16th from 6-7:30pm for our virtual mapping session so we as a community help decide where to draw the lines.
Interpretación en español (Spanish interpretation), Chinese (Cantonese) interpretation, ASL interpretation, and English closed captioning provided.
The City of Oakland’s redistricting process has begun and we only have until December to provide feedback before the new district lines are finalized. It is crucial that communities of interest (COI) are represented in the newly drawn districts to ensure we have accurate political representation and fair allocation of resources for the flatlands for the next ten years. These political maps have the power to shape how our City distributes funding and resources for our unhoused, poor, working-class, Black, Indigenous, neighbors of color.
Regardless of where we live in Oakland - from the flatlands to the hills - we all deserve fair representation and a #FairRedistricting process that involves our most impacted communities. For the first time ever, Oakland has its own Independent Redistricting Commission which is a huge step towards democratizing the redistricting process so that political power and financial resources are fairly distributed within our communities. It’s crucial that the commission hear from community members rather than rely on 2020 Census data as many of our most impacted community members did not participate in the census due to safety concerns or access issues.
This is our opportunity to come together and put an end to the drawing of districts that racially and socioeconomically divide us. No matter the zip code, we all want an equal say in the decisions that shape our town and our future.