Every ten years congressional and legislative district lines are redrawn, after the decennial United States census, to account for population shifts and to ensure near equal representation in government. This year the census has been delayed, but the redistricting process remains in place.
In 2000, Arizona voters passed Proposition 106, which amended the Arizona Constitution to form a five-member commission, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC), to redraw congressional and legislative district lines after each census. Prior to the approval of Proposition 106, the legislature was responsible for drawing the congressional and legislative lines for redistricting. The AIRC is independent of the state legislature. https://www.azcleanelections.gov/how-government-works/redistricting
If you want to assist in a statewide Indivisible effort, contact a Redistricting Liaison Maria Lynam (email@example.com) orMaria Elena Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and find out how you can comment to the Independent Redistricting Commission. The IRC Tuesday meetings are open for public written comment from 9:30a on. This week we request that comment be made through a comment form available before the Tuesday meeting.
What would a volunteer have to do? You will be sent a weekly email with talking points that you can rewrite and submit during the meeting via an on-line form. Your input will make the Independent Redistricting Commissioners understand that the public is listening! You do not have to listen to the meeting unless you so desire.
The next meeting of the Independent Redistricting Commission is April 20 at 9:00 am.
Submit public comments: https://forms.gle/df1nCu1v1TEq69Mt6
(The public comment link will be activated at about 9:10 am and remain open until just before the meeting ends.)
Main agenda items:
Discussion and Possibile Action on options for mapping consultant (may be held in Executive Session).
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