Phoenix urged to pass ordinance prohibiting discrimination against some renters
Residents who have struggled with high rent in America’s fifth-largest city are calling on city officials to address discrimination against renters who receive public assistance. Carla Naranjo, a coordinator with the nonprofit Unemployed Workers United, is urging the Phoenix City Council to pass an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from rejecting renters who rely on Section 8 housing vouch[...]
Census reports overcount of Asians was highest
Jennifer Chau was astonished last month when the U.S. Census Bureau’s report card on how accurately it counted the U.S. population in 2020 showed that Asian people were overcounted by the highest rate of any race or ethnic group. The director of an Asian American advocacy group thought thousands of people would be missed — […]
Latino city in Arizona grew, but census says it shrank
The overwhelmingly Hispanic community has grown enough over the last decade that it's also building a new elementary school. But the Census Bureau says Somerton actually lost 90 residents during that time, putting its official population at 14,197 people, not the 20,000 that the mayor expected.
Making competitive political districts ‘complicated’
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will as soon as August 10 decide the metrics it will use to determine “competitiveness” of the new congressional and legislative districts.
Census says no more seats in Congress for Arizona
Arizona is not going to get more representation in Washington.
Candidates can start gathering signatures for state, federal office
Candidates for Congress and the state Legislature can now collect signatures for office using the current redistricting lines for the 2022 election.
Mapping commission struggles to gain momentum
The theme of the 2021 Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is delay, as commissioners opted to push every meaningful agenda item back an additional week after the U.S. Census Bureau data was already delayed until the end of September.
Census data for redistricting, apportionment delayed
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission won’t be able to draw new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts until April 30 at the earliest due to a delay of the U.S. Census data.
Last call for the count – get engaged in the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census is happening now and with the count ending in a matter of weeks, we’re encouraging every Arizonan to be part of our complete count.
‘It’s going horribly’: College towns fret about census count
Betsy Landin was listed by her parents on the 2020 census as living at her family's home in Phoenix when she really should have been counted in Tempe, where she studies finance at Arizona State University.
Pandemic magnifies importance of accurate census count
Make no mistake, losing sight of the 2020 Census means losing sight of the future. Ten years ago, we could not have envisioned that the accuracy of our 2010 Census count would impact the resources that our communities and state would receive to combat and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bipartisan support needed for U.S Mexico Canada Trade Agreement
Support for the USMCA agreement is in the best interest of every person living in Arizona. For our families, our businesses and the economic prosperity of our state it is the right thing to do. Congress – it’s time to act and to leave the partisan divide behind and support the U.S Mexico Canada agreement.