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By Carolyn Classen, blogger

 

Hosted by League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson on Redistricting.  The AZ Independent Redistricting Commission is being formed for 2021 and will be holding hearings across the state to hear from voters about how to re-map Arizona, based on the 2020 Census. Stay tuned for details on this onli forum.

https:nd//lwvtucson.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=726009&item_id=1309561

UPDATE email 11/18/20:

NEW LINK REQUIRED to join the

LWVGT VIRTUAL VOTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 … 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Redistricting: How You Can Participate in Creating the Maps

 

 

Insert this link in your browser to watch the LWVGT Voter Ed Program on November 21

(If a passcode is requested use this number: 266569)

The program also will be livestreamed on 

Facebook link

Redistricting:  How You Can Participate in Creating the Maps

WHAT:  League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Digital Voter Education Webinar
WHEN:  Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am    

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
On November 21, copy and paste this link to your browser 

To Watch the Voter Ed Program on November 21
Or watch the live Facebook stream on November 21
LWVGT Facebook
Every 10 years, Arizona sets out to redraw state legislative and Congressional districts based on the population count from the most current U.S. Census.  Arizona residents have a role and stake in the redistricting process.  You won’t want to miss our speakers: Colleen Mathis, the former Chair of the 2010 Arizona Redistricting Commission; Cindy Soffrin, LWVGT member, speaking on gerrymandering nationwide; and Nahrin Jabro, Special Assistant to Pima County Supervisor Betty Villegas, describing U.S. Census activities in Tucson and Arizona.

Panelists:

 Colleen Coyle Mathis:  As a registered Independent from Tucson, Arizona, Colleen Coyle Mathis was chosen as chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in 2011. Colleen earned a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois. She is a demand consultant at Caterpillar, an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and principal at Willet Creek Consulting, specializing in nonprofit management, communications, and business development.

Cindy Soffrin:  Cindy Soffrin has been a member of LWVGT’s Speakers Bureau for the past two years, and she has given numerous speeches on gerrymandering and the ballot propositions.  She earned her B.S. in Accounting at the University of Maryland College Park and worked for the Washington D.C. office of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (the predecessor of the current firm of KPMG) in the audit department.  She ended her career as a fiduciary accountant in the Estates and Trust Department of the Washington D.C. office of a large international law firm.

Nahrin Jabro:  During Nahrin Jabro’s work at the Pima County District 5 Supervisor’s office, she assisted Chairman Richard Elias before his passing, and then Supervisor Betty Villegas with chairing the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. The committee’s purpose was to create outreach strategies to 30 different organizations making efforts to talk with hard to count populations (low income, low education, children, undocumented people, non-English speaking people, and the elderly) about the importance of responding to their Census questionnaires. Nahrin has lived in Pima County for 22 years.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and is currently working toward her MSW.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation

in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education

and advocacy.

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