Voting Rights Town Hall

Arizona has experienced one of the most anti-voter agendas we have seen in recent history. Join the Arizona Democratic Party’s Chair, Raquel Terán, alongside leaders in the fight to protect voting rights. Invited guests will include Alejandra Gomez and Tomas Robles from Living United for Change in Arizona, Darrell Hill from ACLU Arizona, and Joel […]

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DORR Monthly Breakfast at Home: How The Big Lie is Undermining Voting Rights

The Democrats of the Red Rocks (DORR) Breakfast at Home will host “How The Big Lie is Undermining Voting Rights” on Thursday, April 15th at 10:00 am on zoom.   The zoom link is available on the DORR website https://democratsoftheredrocks.org/index.html.   Darrell Hill, Policy Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona, will analyze the impact of voter suppression bills […]

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Action Alert: Keep the Pressure on for Voting Rights in Arizona

It would appear that our advocacy – your direct calls and e-mails to legislators is actually having an impact in that some of these more awful voter suppression bills have met with some resistance.  However, they could be brought to a vote at any point while the legislature is in session – that means we […]

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Protect the PEVL

The state legislature is being bombarded with attacks on the permanent early voting list. Bills such as SB1593, SB1713, and SB1485 impose radical restrictions on voting by mail in Arizona. Join the Arizona Students Association and partners from the AZ Voting Rights Defense Coalition for a literature drop and sign distribution event in Flagstaff. The […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 24, 2020

Most of these bills are not available for Request to Speak since there are only a few committees meeting this week.  The bills are transitioning from one house to the other this week so most of these are scheduled for floor votes this week.  We recommend that folks e-mail or call the legislators to express […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to representatives who passed HR 4

I am writing to thank Arizona Representatives O’Halleran and Kirkpatrick for voting YES on HR 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. As we head into an election year, I am very troubled by lack of vigorous action to protect the security of voting across this country. I am even more troubled by recent […]

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Voting on Election Day should be easier

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a mandate in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that forced certain states with a history of voter discrimination to receive federal approval before making any change to their electoral processes. Arizona was one of these states, and since 2013 more than half of the polling places in […]

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Arizona Senators should support “For the People Act”

Sep 8, 2019 Our democratic government and society depend upon the integrity of our elections. I believe that all of us, regardless of political party, desire the continued ability to participate in, and trust the results of, our open elections. Yet many states have failed to take steps to assure the security of ballots, and […]

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Partisan politics have no place in voting rights

Many long for the days when our two-party system tried to work for the benefit of the people of the United States. The hostility generated by party politics must stop. Our country has been polarized before and especially during and after the election of 2016. The strategy of this administration has been to divide and […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 29, 2019

SB 1188 – OPPOSE – Allows purging of Permanent Early Voting List, taking the “Permanent” out of what voters anticipate in their voter registration.  Would decrease voter participation. SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Puts a cap the School Tuition Credits from Corporations.  These credits take money out of the general fund which supports public schools. […]

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