Monday, May 23, 2011


The next open meeting of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, previously scheduled for May 26, will almost certainly be postponed until after Memorial Day to allow members time to review responses to the mapping RFP before they meet. Ken Clark, co-chair of the Arizona Competitive Districts Coalition, will also make a presentation at the next public meeting.

Today, Mary O'Grady and Joe Kanefield and their teams met with IRC staff for initial briefings on the Voting Rights Act.  They will make presentations in open meetings soon so the five commissioners and the eventual mapping contractor are brought up to speed on what needs to be done to ensure compliance with federal law.  Ray Bladine and Kristina Gomez also met today with the Intertribal Council and will begin reaching out to other likely stakeholder groups in the very near future.

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