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Centering Equity for L.A. County’s Redistricting Cycle

In Los Angeles County, a newly formed Citizens Redistricting Commission (LACRC) oversaw redrawing lines for the County’s five supervisorial districts. Modeled off the state-wide approach, the LACRC sought to carry out an independent and resident-informed redistricting process for the County’s ten million residents. To ensure that marginalized communities in L.A. County were empowered to participate in the LA CRC’s process, Catalyst California (formerly Advancement Project California) and Community Coalition co-convened the People’s Bloc. This coalition of community-based organizations collaborated to engage residents and identify communities of interest (COIs), draft maps to protect those COIs, and advocate for district lines that upheld community power. 


Throughout 2021, the LACRC and its staff orchestrated a robust process of public meetings and hearings to gather COI information, view publicly submitted maps, and hear public testimony. While the process was not without challenges, including the growing pains of the newly formed commission, its results represent a step forward in the ability of historically underrepresented communities to elect candidates of choice. Most significantly, for the first time in the County's history, a majority of the citizen voting age population (CVAP) in two of the five districts are Latinx. Combined with an additional Black-influence coalition district, communities of color are now strongly positioned to elect candidates of choice in a majority of the County’s five districts. 


The People’s Bloc includes: 

  • ActiveSGV 
  • Advancement Project California 
  • AltaMed Health Services  
  • Anti-Recidivism Coalition  
  • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council 
  • AWOKE/The GR818ERS  
  • Black Census and Redistricting Hub 
  • Black Women for Wellness 
  • CAIR - LA 
  • Casa Esperanza 
  • Communities For A Better Environment  
  • Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO) 
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation 
  • Inner City Struggle 
  • Khmer Girls in Action 
  • LA Black Worker Center 
  • LA Voice 
  • Latino Equality Alliance 
  • Little Tokyo Service Center  
  • Long Beach Forward 
  • Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition 
  • Newstart Housing Corporation  
  • Pacoima Beautiful 
  • Power California  
  • Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund  
  • SCOPE 
  • SELA Collaborative 
  • Social Justice Learning Institute  
  • South Asian Network  
  • The Community Action League  
  • Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural 

If you would like to learn more, please contact Aaron Robertson at

For additional background about our efforts and the redistricting landscape in California and L.A. County, click here.