Sunday, December 18, 2011

Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, final meetings (?)

The next two meetings of the Az. IRC are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 19th at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 20th, at 1 p.m. Despite the best (worst) efforts of Gov. Brewer and every Republican in the Arizona legislature to destroy the process, they were unsuccesful. Thank you, Arizona Supreme Court, and here's to a total house cleaning of the Repubs next fall.

It is possible that these will be the final meetings if they reach a final map that the majority will agree to. As usual, you can tune in to the hearings live at

The legislature, when they reconvene next month, may well try to pass referendums to:

a. Destroy Clean Elections
b. Destroy the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

Thus we may be very busy countering these efforts.

Meanwhile at the federal level, the Fair Elections Now Act garnered 79 co-sponsors in the House and 13 in the
Senate...surprise, surprise. House cleaning with a huge effort will hopefully clean out the Dems in Republican clothing and the Repubs en masse.

And the movements to get rid of the Citizens' United Supreme Court "decision" (5 to 4) gain momentum with the national Move to Amend group, 2 proposals in the Senate (Sen. Sanders and Sen. Udall)and the recently merged United Republic (joined Get Money Out (Dylan Ratigan) and Fix Congress First (Lawrence Lessig). You can check out the websites. They all deserve support. Keep tuned.

Rick Graap
Clean Elections IOT

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