Meet our organizers
Andrew A. Turnbull
I am a 16 year resident of Hayward, an attorney and currently serve as the Chair of the Hayward Planning Commission, having previously served on the Hayward Community Services Commission. I felt it was important to get involved with the Alameda County Coalition for Fair Redistricting because how our district lines are drawn is a building block of our democracy and understanding where you live and how you want your community represented starts with where the lines are drawn. I am proud of the work the Coalition has done to educate the community on the details of the Fair Maps Act and specifically why Communities of Interest (COI) are so important.
I learned about the Alameda County Coalition for Fair Redistricting from a member of the Hayward-Castro Valley Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women). As president of the branch, I believed the issues of fair redistricting were in line with the AAUW principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. I presented the fair redistricting resolution to my branch and the other five branches within Alameda County to share the process with as many Alameda County citizens as possible with the hope that they will get involved with ensuring that the new lines drawn are representative of all our citizens.