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Redistricting In Arizona

Arizona is one of only a few states that use an Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) to draw its congressional and legislative district maps.

Every ten years, the IRC redraws the district maps from scratch, based on data from the recently completed U.S. Census.

The Problem

Each time the maps are redrawn, the IRC’s actions have been the subject of extensive litigation that has had to be resolved by either the Arizona Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court.

Further, last time there were concerns that the IRC drew maps that did not follow the Arizona constitution, and purposefully advantaged a specific group.

The Solution

Hold Arizona’s elected leaders and the IRC accountable!

FMA was founded to help ensure the IRC draws maps in 2021 that comply with the Arizona Constitution and are fair to all Arizonans.

FMA is dedicated to educating Arizonans about the IRC process and to encouraging participation in this vital process in maintaining our democracy. FMA’s volunteers are providing the necessary education to ensure the success of the 2021 IRC process.

Redistricting In Arizona

Arizona is one of only a few states that use an Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) to draw its Congressional and Legislative Maps.

Every ten years, the IRC redraws the maps from scratch based on data from the recently completed U.S. Census.

The Problem

Each time the maps are redrawn, the IRC’s actions have been the subject of extensive litigation that has had to be resolved by either the Arizona Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court.

Further, each time there have been concerns that Arizona’s IRC drew maps that did not follow the Arizona constitution, and purposefully advantaged a specific group.

The Solution

Hold Arizona’s elected leaders and the IRC accountable!

FMA was founded to help ensure the IRC draws maps in 2021 that comply with the Arizona Constitution and are fair to all Arizonans.

FMA is dedicated to educating Arizonans about the IRC process and to encouraging participation in this vital process in maintaining our democracy. FMA’s volunteers are providing the necessary education to ensure the success of the 2021 IRC process.

Get the Facts

The Arizona Constitution directs the IRC to use these criteria to create district maps:
Districts shall comply with the United States Constitution and the United States Voting Rights Act
District boundaries shall respect communities of interest to the extent practicable;
Congressional districts shall have equal population to the extent practicable, and state legislative districts shall have equal population to the extent practicable
To the extent practicable, district lines shall use visible geographic features, city, town and county boundaries, and undivided census tracts
Districts shall be geographically compact and contiguous to the extent practicable
To the extent possible, competitive districts should be favored where to do so would create no significant detriment of the other goals.

How You Can Help

FMA is dedicated to ensuring a fair and transparent process. We need you to assist in making sure this occurs. The drawing of legislative and congressional maps should not be the prerogative of select special interests meeting at a local coffee shop.

IRC Commissioners

We need good people of any party to serve as IRC commissioners in 2021.

If you think you or someone you know would make a good commissioner, please encourage them to become applicants.

If they have questions or need additional information, please contact us.

Stay involved

Once the IRC process begins, stay involved by becoming actively informed on the IRC’s activities and decisions.

Advocate for communities of interest directly to the IRC and the other elected leaders that are involved in the process.

Join our mailing list to stay up to date.

Donate

Fair Maps Arizona depends upon contributions from people like you to achieve its mission.

We need your help to hold the IRC accountable and ensure that fair maps are drawn that benefit all Arizonans.

Join our movement now with a quick one time donation.

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