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Arizona Charter Academy Mock Election

Northwest Valley League Members, Susan Penner and Charles Merritt, hosted a Mock Election for 4th graders at Arizona Charter Academy, Surprise Arizona. "Sweet Treat Election" Made in America candies were the candidates, students were chosen to represent each candy. Students campaigned, with signs and speeches, culminating in an election.

Bookmark Design Contest Winners

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.


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

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

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.

Civic Engagement News Release

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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