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Try your hand at drawing Arizona’s new Congressional and Legislative Districts

I know you’re out there– people who think they can run the government better than elected officials can. Well, here’s your chance to show your stuff and redraw Arizona’s new redistricting lines.

The Arizona population increased in the last decade, according to the 2010 US census. As a result, our state’s Legislative and Congressional district lines will be redrawn in the coming months, and Arizona will gain one new Congressional seat.

AZRedistricting.com has uploaded do-it-yourself to their website. Now you can log on and try your hand at redrawing competitive districts for the 2012 elections.

For more information upcoming meetings on redistricting and about other Tucsonans who are working on redistricting, check out the PDA Tucson blog.

One comment on “Try your hand at drawing Arizona’s new Congressional and Legislative Districts

  1. Barry Andersen
    June 5, 2011

    Constitutionally, apportionment should be done according to population and, in my opinion, no other factor should be considered, not party nor ethnicity. Nothing other than population is constitutional. The problem then is, divide the area in question, the state say, into a given number of districts such that each district contains the same population (as nearly equal as is practical). This is a job for a computer, not any person or persons.


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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