The Rose Institute in the News & Media


Local district elections open doors for minorities in Orange County cities

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California Voting Rights Act

October 12 2020 | Orange County Register

August 26, 2018 | CALMatters

A ‘low-profile’ revolution’ changes local governments

July 23,2017 | Mercury News
“Following claims that its at-large election system excludes Latino voters, the city of Morgan Hill will soon hold by-district elections.”

July 20, 2017 | Coastal View
“According to the Rose Institute in Claremont, more than 30 California cities have implemented district elections in recent years.”

February 2017 | Western City


December 9, 2016 | 89.3 KPCC
“More than 200 jurisdictions in California, mostly cities and school districts, have adopted by-district voting in recent years, according to the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College. Most of them have been pressured, and in some cases forced, to do so by Latino advocacy groups and private lawyers wielding the California Voting Rights Act, or CVRA.”

November 16, 2016 | PublicCEO

October 23, 2016

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Al Jazeera America “Committees Gone Wild”

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Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business

Rose in the Movies

  1. Fellow Douglas Johnson was interviewed (at the 5:01 minute mark) and students made a lot of maps for the 2008 Gerrymandering documentary:
  2. In a big project, we made maps for the documentary about gangs in Los Angeles, called “Made in America”:  The map of the crisps and bloods territory appears, after considerable work by their graphic artists, briefly at the 3:30 minute mark and then in much more detail at the 32:20 minute mark, and there is a thanks to the Rose Institute in the closing credits.