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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Voters' Rights Summit January 7th, 2017

Removing Barriers to the Ballot Box
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ASU New College-West, UCB Bldg. ~
"La Sala" Ballroom
4701 W. Thunderbird, Glendale, AZ

Cost: $20 per person includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack

  • The goal of the summit is to bring together citizens, organizations, elected officials, and all parties interested in voting rights to hear from a rich diversity of speakers and explore the problems/solutions related to voting issues
  • Together we will exchange ideas, brainstorm strategies, identify solutions to remove barriers to registration and voting
  • Become empowered to develop a plan to work together to expand, protect and promote a positive voting experience
  • Leave energized with a plan and partners for action

TOPICS HOW DOES THE PRESENT VOTING SYSTEM WORK AND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AZ? HOW CURRENT BARRIERS IMPACT INDIVIDUALS - Personal Testimonies WHAT MECHANISMS ARE IN PLACE NOW THAT CAN FACILITATE IMPLEMENTING CHANGE? NEXT STEPS: REFORMS AND CHANGES ~ WHAT DO WE WANT? ROADBLOCKS, CHALLENGES, BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING REFORM KEY AREAS OF INTEREST ~ `WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? TIME FOR ACTION! SPEAKERS Sam Kelley, Summit Moderator Mary Fontes, Federal Compliance Officer, Maricopa County Elections Matt Roberts, Secretary of State Communications Director Joe Kanefield, attorney at Ballard Spahr; prior State Elections Dir., AZ Secretary of State's Office and Asst. Attorney General Gina Roberts, Citizens Clean Elections Commission Voter Education Manager Raquel Teran, Community Organizer Jim Barton, attorney with Torres Consulting and Law Group. Previously served as AZ Asst. Attorney General, representing the Secretary of State and Citizens Clean Elections Commission Barbara Norrander, Political Science professor, U of A. Her research focuses on elections and voters

To find map to ASU-New College-West, University Center Bldg., La Sala Ballroom go to Summit Questions? Contact Carol 623-815-1019, or Rivko 602-942-6436,

Register and pay $20 (plus $1.69 service fee) online @ ~OR~ Make your check payable to: LWVAZEF, mail to Judy Moor, 17480 W Meadow Lane, Surprise, AZ 85388

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 2, 2017

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Bookmark Design Winners

Bookmark Design Honorable Mention

(L-R) Robyn Prud'Homme-Bauer, LWVAZ President; Carol Mattoon, LWV/NWMC Election Protection program coordinator; Sean McIntryre, 3rd place winner; Madison T. Clark, 2nd place winner; Patric Renzo Del Rosario, 1st place winner - all from Valley Vista High School.


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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement LWVAZ President Robyn Prud'Homme-Bauer, LWV/NWMC Civic Engagement Coordinator Barbara Knutson and LWV/NWMC 1st VP Rita Young attended the Arizona Department of Education's 2nd Annual Civic Learning Conference at Gateway Community College in Phoenix on Februay 26, 2015 with several of the 14 educators who received scholarships provided by the five Arizona Leagues to attend the conference.

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End-of-Life Choices

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California Aid in Dying Bill

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