Don't tread on Ester/Goldstream!
Victory in "Round 1"
"Round 2": Another Victory!
Status update from our attorney, Mike Walleri
Video Link: Watch Redistricting Board attorney Michael White dismissing the Alaska Supreme Court's ruling, 3/26/12
Our challenge mirrors Redistricting Board attorney Michael White's 2001 redistricting challenge for the Alaska Republican Party
Three Fairbanks-based districts are designed to favor non-Fairbanks legislators:
News report: The redistricting board's local hearing
Analysis by John David Ragan, an Ester resident
Do Ester and Goldstream's socio-economic interests correspond with the legislative priorities of:
Ester/Goldstream's legal challenge against a partisan, misguided redistricting plan
The Redistricting Board claims that violating Alaska's constitution was necessary to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act
This demonstration redistricting plan shows that it's possible to keep Fairbanks whole - and it complies with state/federal law!
"Redistricting in Alaska is no different than anywhere else in the United States. It always has been, it always will be a political process" - Michael White, 2011 Redistricting Board Attorney, 2001 Republican attorney for redistricting challenge, -Anchorage Daily News, 1/28/02
Alaska Constitution VI-6: "Each house district shall be formed of contiguous and compact territory containing as nearly as practicable a relatively integrated socio-economic area.... Each senate district shall be composed as near as practicable of two contiguous house districts."
3-2-1-0 let's party!
The Redistricting Song - You Tube
2nd party/fundraiser planned soon for the Ester/Goldstream area - details to be posted soon, check back.
The 11/27/11 auction in Ester's Hartung Hall raised over $900 - which provided much-needed funding for the travel and depositions needed to prevail in court!
If you couldn't attend, please consider donating below!
Donations Needed! Use our PayPal link above, or send donations, with checks payable to the Ester/Goldstream Legal Defense Fund, 2518 Riverview Dr., Fairbanks, Alaska 99709. Contact us if you can donate air miles to enable the in-state travel needed for depositions.