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  •  Can citizen initiatives be placed on the ballot? (0+ / 0-)

    If so, here's your first step:Create an independent redistricting commission to create competitive districts.  Arizona is climbing out of rightwing crazy status little by little now as a result of minimal gerrymandering.

    The Commission was formed by the passage of Proposition 106 by the people of Arizona in the 2000 General Election. Proposition 106 amends the Arizona Constitution to create a five-member commission to redraw Congressional and Legislative district boundaries following the 2000 Census. Previously, the State Legislature was responsible for redrawing the lines. Many people believed this practice resulted in boundaries that served the politicians instead of the people of Arizona. The five-member Redistricting Commission acts independently of the State Legislature.

    This year we gained four legislative senate seats and six legislative house seats.  Republicans still have a majority, but not a supermajority.  They will have to make deals with Dems to pass legislation.  We also sent 5 Democrats to the House out of 8 congressional seats.

    Republicans in the legislature have kicked and screamed and dragged the commission into court several times, but the commission has prevailed, and we're better for it.

    Research Shows Poverty Creates the Biggest Achievement Gap.

    by Desert Rose on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 06:10:54 AM PST

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