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Because democracy is not a spectator sport

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.

CURRENT LEAGUE NEWS, NATIONAL, ARIZONA AND NWMC

Hello League Members and Friends,

Here are some ideas on what you can do to help Make Democracy Work!

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For those in Maricopa County, or who wish to travel there:

Do you like close and personal?

Here's your chance to shake hands!

Arizona Capitol Times is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates" night,

and for the first time the event is open to the public, and FREE!

August 1, 6 to 8 pm.

Legislative, Congressional and Statewide Offices

Register and get more information here: Meet the Candidates

AND/OR

Civix and Slice

Get some pizza with your civics!

So you get your ballot on (or before) election day, and THEN it hits you:

"What are all those offices on the ballot supposed to do?

Maybe I'll just skip some of them."

But don't do that!

Instead, attend "Civix and a Slice", either August 2 or August 11,

to learn the responsibilities of each office and

why your one vote is important!

Click here for event information.

Statewide Forums and Debates

Don't forget to watch the ongoing candidate debates for the primary elections, sponsored by the Clean Elections Commission!

Statewide candidate debates for those offices being contested within a party

can be viewed live or later at your convenience, with PBS Horizon host

and moderator Ted Simons.

Legislative district debates are occurring in towns/cities across Arizona, where the primary is contested. The Commission staff is utilizing two AZ Capitol Times reporters as moderators of all legislative debates as they understand

the `real' issues at the Legislature.

Information about all debates can be found HERE..

Watch, and share the information on your facebook pages,

other social media and web sites.

  • Note: While Governor Ducey has indicated he will not debate his opponent Ken Bennett, on August 1st Ted Simons on AZ Horizon will host

a 30-minute Q and A session with Mr. Bennett.

Voting Information and Voter Guides

Secretary of State

Voting Links by County: Click Here

Voting Information, information on election security issues, ballot arguments:

http://www.arizona.vote/

and https://azsos.gov/elections

Citizens' Clean Elections Commission

Voting and your ballot, covered from A to Z.

Website: Click Here

See which candidates share your views: Click Here

Voter Education Guide online: Download Here

Find out what the statewide & legislative candidates have to say directly to voters

The Voter Education Guide contains only the information relative to each person's

legislative district, PLUS all statewide offices.

The guide will also be mailed to voters beginning August 1.

Coming in September: Voters' Guide to Ballot Issues

The LWVAZ and Arizona Advocacy Network (AzAN) are collaborating

this year on a ballot issues Voters' Guide!

The Guide will be online and available to print.

It will be nonpartisan and available in English and Spanish

It will be fabulous! :)

Join League and others at the:

98th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment!

Annual AZ Celebration

Sunday, August 26th

2:00 - 5:00 pm

ASU West Campus, Glendale

$20 early; $25 at the door

Terrific speakers!

Dr. Gail Dines/Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres

Learn more and buy your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/az-celebrates-the-19th-amendment-2018-tickets-46080187080

League of Women Voters is organizing volunteers to usher, take tickets, clean up:

Ready to volunteer? Contact Rivko Knox: BVAANDRK@earthlink.net

19th Amendment Celebration artwork for sale HERE.

Do you know a woman running for office in AZ (ANY office)?

Have her contact Alice Stambaugh about participating in the Parade of Runners: lwvaz@karlandalice.name

STILL TIME: ACTION NEEDED on CENSUS QUESTION:

Submit a public comment by August 7 opposing the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census

The League of Women Voters vehemently opposes this measure, believing it will result in an undercount of those living in the United States and will jeopardize fair redistricting and the determination of the allocation of resources. Such a question is anti-immigrant in nature and will further instill fear, preventing immigrants from participating fully.

To submit your comment before the August 7 deadline, visit https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/08/2018-12365/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-2020-census.

You can read LWVUS President Chris Carson's full response

to the citizenship question HERE.

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ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED WILL BE ON THE CLEAN ELECTIONS WEBSITE.. GO TO AZCLEANELECTIONS.GOV AND USE THE VOTER DASHBOARD TO FIND YOUR CANDIDATES, INFORMATION ON VOTING DATES AND WHERE TO VOTE. TERRIFIC SITE WITH GREAT INFORMATION.

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Michelle Dorsey,President of LWV Metro Phoenix
Guest Speaker: Topic: Bonn Climate Change meeting

Officers and Committees for 2018-2109 LWVNWMC

Lois Brechner receiving her 50 year Pin from LWVNWMC President Bonnie Saunders

Congratulations Lois!

You Make A Difference Award for 2018

Linda Vitale, the 2018 recipient of the 'You Make A Difference Award' receiving award from 2017 winner, Susan Penner with President Bonnie Saunders LWV NWMC Annual Luncheon Meeting April 21st, 2018

A Voter's Guide to Understanding District and Charter School Budgets

White Paper: Exploring K-12 Education in Arizona - Revised February 2015

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Civic Engagement

2014-15 Issues for Emphasis

Considering End-of-Life Choices - The Oregon Model by LWVAZ members: Margot Champagne, Barbara Robertson, Kathy Schwarz, Barbara Klein, Valerie Ellien. October-November 2013.

End-of-Life Choices

The following link is to a hearing on the California aid in dying bill, which is worth watching. It is a little over an hour long, but both sides of the issue are very well presented.

California Aid in Dying Bill

LWVAZ White Paper - Strikers

This paper is background on the "strike-everything" amendments used in the AZ legislature. The process is legal, but is it in best interests of the voter? by Joan B. Novy

Striker - Gambit or Gimmick?

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