Sunday, August 26, 2012
Redistricting 2012 pt 2
Rep. Zampirripa was elated when the lefty front group Voces de la Frontera won it's suit and the court used their map for the new 8th & 9th districts.
If Voces de la Frontera, Reps. Zepnick and Zamarripa were honest the problem in their districts isn't how the legislative lines are drawn, the problem is voter apathy. And I'll go even further and suggest it's not only indifference about the political process but also for their representatives. It must be difficult to keep a straight face when making a speech in the legislature and thinking only 1% of my constituents care enough to keep me in office.
It seems maybe their efforts would be better used by educating the people in the 8th & 9th Assembly Districts about issues and the importance of being a part of the process. Of course that could lead to the problem of holding the representatives accountable and the possibility of losing their jobs. Let's hope that some enterprising and courageous candidate steps up and challenges them in 2014.