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Arizona's Request to Speak system allows you to leave public comments and sign up to speak at committee meetings. You can also 👍👎🏼 bills at any time through the legislative process from My Bill Positions.

The first step of starting an Arizona Request To Speak account can only be completed at the Arizona Capitol Building.

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Go to our Training page for the full 7-min training video. We also have in-person training events monthly. 

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ARIZONA REDISTRICTING ALERT

The Arizona Redistricting process determines where the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) will draw new district map lines to identify the new legislative and congressional districts. The census data from 2020 and 2021 is the foundation to consider the new lines. The commission determines new lines also from your input as a voter, which qualifies you as a "community of interest."

New lines directly impact who can win the outcomes of elections based on the partisan identity of registered voters and district boundaries. For example, after the IRC drew new lines in 2011, Arizona went from a 37/23 Republican/Democrat Legislature to only a one-seat Republican majority in 2020. The disparities in district boundaries in 2011 were caused because the previous commission focused almost entirely on competitiveness and disregarded the other five constitutional requirements. You can read all six requirements below.

Redistricting is a once-in-a-decade process that impacts the results of every election in Arizona for the next ten years. From July 22nd to August 8th, the IRC is conducting a listening tour of "Communities of Interest" to hear your opinions on where you think they should draw the new lines.

 

Can you help us by volunteering for public comment at a "Communities of Interest" session at a location in your county? Every voter in Arizona qualifies as a "Community of Interest."

 

There are SIX Constitutional requirements for redistricting: 


"A. DISTRICTS SHALL COMPLY WITH THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE
UNITED STATES VOTING RIGHTS ACT;

B. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE EQUAL POPULATION TO THE EXTENT
PRACTICABLE, AND STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE EQUAL
POPULATION TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE;

C. DISTRICTS SHALL BE GEOGRAPHICALLY COMPACT AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE
EXTENT PRACTICABLE;

D. DISTRICT BOUNDARIES SHALL RESPECT COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST TO THE
EXTENT PRACTICABLE;

E. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, DISTRICT LINES SHALL USE VISIBLE
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES, CITY, TOWN AND COUNTY BOUNDARIES, AND UNDIVIDED
CENSUS TRACTS;

F. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, COMPETITIVE DISTRICTS SHOULD BE FAVORED
WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CREATE NO SIGNIFICANT DETRIMENT TO THE OTHER
GOALS."

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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL & 3RD LONGEST LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN STATE HISTORY HAS ENDED.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ACTIVISM!

ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE SESSION REVIEW SCORECARD COMING SOON. STAY TUNED!

 
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