Redistricting is a process that takes place every 10 years to redraw districts and determine who votes for who. The process typically goes one of two ways: it either lifts up underrepresented communities or it continues to suppress their say in government.
BOOST AAPI numbers in District 6, the city's AAPI empowerment seat.
Establish STUDENTS as STAKEHOLDERS in the redistricting process.
We partnered with over 40 community-based organizations to create the San Diego Communities Collaboration Map, the most diverse map on the table.
We worked with the Associated Students of UC San Diego’s Office of Local Affairs to mobilize over 120 students during the redistricting process–––totaling 50% of all vocal public comments related to La Jolla/University City and 10% of all comments.
We earned recognition for students as major stakeholders in the process, first acknowledged by the press on September 9th, 2021, and by the Redistricting Commission on November 4th, 2021.
We successfully lobbied the commission to increase AAPI representation in District 6 to above 40%. The previous district was 35% AAPI, a difference of about eight thousand people.