Call to Action for Redistricting
November 14, 2021
- Last Chance for Fair and Competitive Maps Before 2031
- This Week’s Northern Arizona Hearings
- Training Events
- Submit Written Comments to the IRC
- Bilingual Discussion of Redistricting
- Future IRC Hearings
- Federal Action Alerts!
- Sign Candidate Petitions
- Calendar of Coconino County Democratic Party
Last Chance for Fair and Competitive Maps Before 2031
Let the Independent Redistricting Commission know you want fair and competitive maps as the voters intended when they amended the Arizona Constitution to create the Commission. NOW is the time to speak out against the Draft Maps the Commission adopted on October 28. This time period is the last opportunity to have your say before the Commission adopts final maps for the next 10 years.
This Week’s Northern Arizona Hearings
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Cottonwood Community Club House, 805 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Friday, November 19th, 2021, Noon — Virtual Town Hall for Northern and Western Arizona
You must be registered by 11:00 a.m. in order to speak. Click on this link to register
Event number: 2467 934 0522
Join by phone
+14043971516 US Toll
8773093457 US Toll Free
Access code: 246 793 40522
Saturday, November 20th, 2021, 10:00 am — two locations
Prescott Valley Public Library
7401 Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Hopi Veterans Memorial Center
State Hwy 264 Mile Marker 375.5, Kykotsmovi Village, AZ 86039
See the maps | Discover the issues | Learn about attendance at the meetings — virtual and in person.
Monday, November 15th at 6:00 pm with Holli Ploog. Sponsored by Yavapai Democratic Party
Register for the Training Here!
Wednesday, November 17 at 6 pm with Ann Heitland. Sponsored by the Coconino County Democratic Party
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 844 0065 5628
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Thursday, November 18 at 6 pm with Holli Ploog. Sponsored by Yavapai Democratic Party
Register for the Training Here.
Submit Written Comments to the IRC
The IRC’s Congressional and Legislative District Draft Maps for Northern Arizona create districts that are so uncompetitive it will be hard to find candidates and hard to motivate voters.
You can submit written comments about the Draft Maps also. Appearing to speak is the most effective tool we have, but combine it with many written submissions!
Legislative Map Written Comments: https://tinyurl.com/AIRCLegMap
YOUR COMMENTS AND TESTIMONY SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AS A CITIZEN. We can provide you information about the issues and process but your testimony and written comments are your own and not those of the Democratic Party. Be sure they reflect your own beliefs.
Our blog posts:
(Note: Districts have been renumbered as part of the redistricting process so these numbers are switched from our current district numbers.)
Bilingual Discussion of Redistricting
Supervisors Patrice Horstman and Jeronimo Vasquez joined County Party Chair Ann Heitland last week fora bilingual discussion of redistricting. View it here.
Future IRC Hearings
In addition to this week’s hearings listed above, here are other hearings we hope you’ll consider attending:
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Hondah Casino Conference Center
777 AZ-260, Pinetop, AZ 85935
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, 6:00 pm — two locations
Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541
Navajo Nation Training Center
Morgan Blvd. Bldg. #2740, Window Rock, AZ 86515
A full list of Draft Map Hearings can be found on the IRC website.Please consult it to confirm locations and times.
The last hearing is on December 4. The Commission then intends to deliberate and adopt final maps by December 22.
Federal Action Alerts!
We need to pass the voting rights protections at the federal level! Our legislative committee has some scripts for you on this and other issues:
FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Nov. 13, 2021
Sign Candidate Petitions
You can now sign local candidate petitions online through the Arizona Secretary of State just as you do for statewide candidates!
Click the image or follow this link: https://apps.azsos.gov/equal/
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