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Stop the Anaheim Power Grab!
On December 8, Democrat Jordan Brandman and the Council Majority which includes Lucille Kring and Kris Murray, stood against the will of the people for their own political gain. They voted to throw “The People’s Map” for Anaheim district elections away and start the districting process all over next year. Anaheim residents may not know until July what district they live in or which districts will be up for election in November 2016. Grassroots candidates will not have enough time to have a fair shot to challenge these professional politicians.
For five years we fought for district elections in Anaheim, finally prevailing in 2014’s general election. Throughout 2015, we worked with hundreds of residents of residents from every ethnic group and every part of the city to draw a fair map that keeps neighborhoods whole and gives the Latino community the chance to elect half the council seats. A respected panel of retired judges unanimously selected our map and named it “The People’s Map”.
On November 3, the City Council unanimously
This action is a slap in the face to all of Anaheim. We will fight back. The residents of Anaheim deserve true democracy.
We call on all neighbors, partners and allies to turn out in force to City Council next Tuesday, December 15 for a 4 p.m. press conference and 5 p.m. Council meeting.
“IT’S TIME ANAHEIM!”
Anaheim City Hall
200 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(free parking in rear)
Articles to read regarding this issue:
Anaheim City Council Stalls Transition to District Elections
Anaheim goes back to the drawing board with voting districts
Anaheim’s Latino-majority district will have to wait
Anaheim Council delays approving map for district elections