Request to Speak Trainings

Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation is conducting trainings across the state on how to engage with the legislative process and the "Request to Speak" system. 

Here are some photos from the trainings we've held so far:

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Here's What We Think

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Arizona Advocacy Network, Others File Suit Against 'Dark Money' Bill

Arizona’s Clean Elections system has been under attack since it was approved by voters in 1998. 

Interview of Joel Edman by Steve Goldstein, KJZZ

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Lawsuit challenges dark money growth

A voter advocacy group, a union and Democrat lawmakers are asking a judge to void a new Arizona law expanding the ability of some groups to make anonymous "dark money" contributions to political campaigns.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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Groups Sue Over Arizona Law Expanding Dark Money in Campaigns

A group of Democratic lawmakers, a union and a voter advocacy group are challenging a 2016 Arizona law that expanded the ability of some groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections without disclosing their donors.

Story by Bob Christie, Associated Press

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We're Suing to Protect Clean Elections

Arizona's Clean Elections system is like the Grand Canyon or the smell of creosote after a monsoon rain - it's distinctly Arizonan and a source of pride. 

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Big Win in Tempe Last Night!

Last night saw a big win for local democracy, as the Tempe City Council unanimously voted to expose secretive political money in local elections! 

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Update: Tempe will send 'dark money' measure to voters in spring

Independent expenditures are usually associated with "mud-slinging" tactics such as attack ads, according to Joel Edman, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network. 

Story by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, Arizona Republic

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Bond and Override Elections

If you’ve driven just about anywhere in Arizona over the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed streets adorned with campaign signage. You may be among the many drivers left scratching their heads and wondering, “An election? In an odd-numbered year?” 

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Redistricting in Arizona Cities

Following a months-long deliberative process, on May 31st the city of Peoria unveiled its new district map to be used in the August/November 2018 city council elections.

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Cleaning House: How the Citizens Clean Election Commission Protects Public Funds

Arizona’s Clean Elections system provides candidates for state office a way to raise campaign funds without relying on wealthy donors or lobbyists. Overseeing this system is the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, a bipartisan body of non-politicians created by the original Clean Elections initiative in 1998. The Commission’s enforcement process is one befitting a body responsible for public funds, as is illustrated by the case of former state Representative Jesus Rubalcava, who recently resigned his office amidst an enforcement action against him. 

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Arizona agencies feud over policing 'dark money' groups; voters could be the losers

As next year’s statewide elections get closer, several Arizona agencies are locked in a bitter feud to determine who has the power to police so-called “dark money” groups that spend millions to influence races.

Story by Dustin Gardiner, Arizona Republic

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AZ Dreamers Need Your Help Today

Last week, President Trump decided to end the DACA program that has enabled 800,000 young people to grow and thrive. So much news has happened in the intervening days that the struggle of those brave young people and allies risks getting lost in the "news cycle." 

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How to Send Your Comments to the Pence-Kobach Commission

The Pence-Kobach commission is getting back together in New Hampshire this Tuesday. 

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6 Arizonans object to Trump’s voter fraud panel, cancel their registration

At least six Arizonans from the state’s two biggest counties have canceled their voter registration following a request by President Trump’s voter fraud com-mission for data.

Story by Kendra Penningroth, Arizona Capitol Times

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