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.
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
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.
Voting Information and Voter Guides
Secretary of State
Voting Links by County: Click Here
Voting Information, information on election security issues, ballot arguments:
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
Dr. Gail Dines/Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres
Learn more and buy your tickets here:
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: email@example.com
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.
Please support our work!
Consider a donation to the League of Women Voters of Arizona Education Fund. Click here to donate.
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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.
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
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.