A YES vote on Proposition 40 will:

  • Uphold the will of California voters
  • Hold politicians accountable
  • Protect the voter-approved independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Over the past four years, California voters have put in place redistricting reforms that have changed the way California legislative districts and Congressional districts are drawn. Proposition 11, Proposition 20 and Proposition 27 created, extended and upheld the duties of the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission which put an end to politicians drawing their own legislative districts which virtually guaranteed them reelection, and instead, gave it to the independent Commission.

With these reforms in place, politicians are no longer allowed to draw their own district lines that virtually guaranteed reelection.  Instead, an independent Citizens Redistrict Commission draws fair lines and the politicians are held accountable to voters, must work for votes and respond to constituent needs.

These redistricting reforms have put an end to political backroom deals by ensuring the process is transparent and open to the public.

However, a small group of politicians were unhappy with the results of the 2012 Senate maps that were drawn by the Commission and have qualified a referendum for the November, 2012 ballot which seeks to overturn the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission maps for 2012 State Senate districts.

Hold Politicians Accountable will protect the Commission and the 2012 Senate maps that were drawn in a fair and transparent process under the guidelines of Proposition 11 and will continue to keep politicians out of the redistricting process!

JOIN US IN PROTECTING THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION – YES ON PROP. 40