Who We Are
Since 2002, Arizona Advocacy Network (501(c)(4)) and our sister 501(c)(3) Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation have been devoted to defending and deepening Arizona’s commitment to democracy. Our vision is a truly representative political system in which all Arizonans make their voices heard. We believe the cornerstones of such a democracy are meaningful voting rights and access to the ballot, political decisions driven by voters instead of money, and a fair and independent judiciary.
We provide a clear and consistent voice for that vision at the Arizona Legislature, the Secretary of State and County Recorders’ Offices, the Citizens’ Clean Elections Commission, and when necessary, in court. We are fighting back against voter suppression tactics and advocating to modernize outdated election rules that keep citizens from voting. We are working to protect and strengthen disclosure requirements and other rules that curtail the rapidly-increasing influence of mega-donors and special interests. We are holding the line against dangerous attacks on our courts.
We know that often the difference between a passive citizen and an engaged activist is simply lack of information. A core component of our work is educating voters across the state on issues affecting the integrity and vibrancy of Arizona’s democracy. We regularly serve as a source of expertise for journalists reporting on democracy issues.
Defending democracy is a big job, and we cannot do this work alone. We are proud to work hand-in-hand with other pro-democracy organizations through the Arizona Commission for Election Accountability – which we lead – and in the One Arizona and Arizona Wins civic engagement and advocacy coalitions. We are humbled by the support of our members, a group of incredible advocates who share our vision and have joined the fight for democracy.