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CloudWatcher

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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 11:55 PM Nov 2020

Tuesday deadline to apply for membership on Colorado redistricting commissions!

Do you have some time to help shape the next 10 years of Colorado politics? Willing to work for a modest per diem?

From Colorado Sun:
Colorado needs more people to help redraw political maps. And lack of diversity remains an issue.

Colorado officials anticipated a diverse group of more than 1,000 applicants would be interested in serving on each of two panels voters created to redraw electoral representation districts.

Instead, they got a fraction of that number and a group that does not reflect the diversity of the state. That sparse response has led officials and advocates to sound the alarm just days before Tuesday’s application deadline.
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The underwhelming number of applicants is exacerbated by a lack of diversity among those who have applied. Amendments X and Y require the state commission to reflect “Colorado’s racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity.” But so far, both pools of applicants are disproportionately white, over the age of 60 and male.


Apply here! Deadline is Tuesday!!

https://redistricting.colorado.gov


[on edit: removed inappropriate comment about not applying if you're a white male over 60]
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