Friday, October 07, 2011

AIRC meeting in Tempe this weekend: Be there or risk being in a "safe" district

..."Safe" for the other side, that is...

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) has meetings scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday to work on a legislative districts draft map.

It's safe to bet that the Republicans and their tea party proxies will be out in force (though given that Sunday's meeting will be during prime football watching time, that force may be slightly smaller :) ), so a healthy presence of people who support both competitive districts and protecting communities of interest (no matter how much the Rs like to stamp their feet and whine otherwise, those are hardly mutually exclusive objectives).

Any folks who want to see Tempe basically stay in one LD (currently, it's mostly covered by LD17, with the far southern part in LD20) need to be there.

Both meetings will be at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel, 1600 S. 52nd Street, Tempe, AZ 85281 (NW corner of Broadway and 52nd St., near I-10).

Saturday's agenda is here: the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday's agenda is here; the meeting starts at 1 p.m.

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