The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is holding public hearings for the express purpose of allowing citizens to tell the commission how they would like the new legislative and congressional districts to be drawn.
It is very important that we pay attention to the redistricting these final two weeks. The loudest voices will prevail and the “loudest” voices so far are the Democrats who are traveling all over the state to give their input. If we do not act, we will have six Native American tribes having minority majority status and all our natural resources will be controlled by the tribes and feds.
Our way of life will be negatively impacted if “they” win as our legislative district will be cut into three districts.
We also lose any hope of getting the Resolution Mine up and running while finding that we have a Native American environmental candidate supported by Raul Grajalva (remember he got kicked off the Natural Resources Committee in Congress?).
We must rally. There will be a redistricting meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Best Western Payson Inn.
In the meantime, you can fill out their questionnaire at www.azredistricting.org.
If you have questions about the questionnaire or redistricting, you can contact the Payson Tea Party and/or the Republican Club.