June 29, 2016
Step onto the red or green carpet and you might notice that women and minorities are vastly under-represented in the Legislature compared to the California population as a whole. It’s a problem that carries down through the entire political system, from voter turnout to supporting campaigns to contacting public officials. The Advancement Project and UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy have just completed a report examining racial disparities at all levels of political participation in California. They’ll present their findings during a briefing, co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and the California Legislative Black Caucus, 10:30 a.m. in the Room 127 of the Capitol.
Tags: Political Participation, Political Voice, racial disparities, UCR, Unequal Voices