We worked with allies on the ground to pressure Republicans that were threatening to change Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission—one of the best in the country.
Impact on AZ
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How Redistricting Happened in Arizona
The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Arizona over the last 10 years.
Census data delivered to Arizona.
The bipartisan Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) submitted congressional and state legislative maps to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for approval, yielding results that reflect the will of the voters.
The Arizona State Legislature, controlled by Republicans, sued the AIRC, arguing the commission cannot take congressional map-drawing power away from the state legislature.
After three years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the AIRC's role in drawing Arizona's maps.
An attempt by Arizona Republicans to make the AIRC more partisan failed in the state Senate.
Know the Races that Impact Redistricting
The redistricting process is controlled by different elected officials in each state. Knowing who they are and when to vote for them is the key to creating a fairer redistricting process.
The fight to fix gerrymandering is right now—and we need your help in Arizona! Here’s what you can do:
Join Organizing for ‘18
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.
Join a Local OFA Chapter
Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.
Attend Events Near You
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and MobilizeAmerica have teamed up to bring you the highest-impact volunteer opportunities in Arizona to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket — and bring an end to Republican gerrymandering.
You can register to vote for the general election in Arizona up until October 9, 2018.