REDISTRICTING 2021

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BACKGROUND

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.

GOALS

  • BOOST AAPI numbers in District 6, the city's AAPI empowerment seat.

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  • Establish STUDENTS as STAKEHOLDERS in the redistricting process.

IMPACT

  • 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. 
     

"There was significant testimony from students attending the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) and other community members seeking to move UCSD and University City to this district."

"The Commission determined that the portion of University City east of Interstate 5 should move to District 6 based on the students’ requests and to achieve a 40% Asian population in this district."

SAN DIEGO REDISTRICTING COMMISSION
2021 Final Redistricting Plan