Arizona Advocacy Network

Government of, by and for the People

We the people

Before Arizona voters passed Clean Elections in 1998, Big Money controlled who ran for public office and who was elected.  They funded candidates they knew would advance the corporate agenda and cut off funding to challengers.  Clean Elections has allowed candidates who want to represent the voters, run for office and win independent of lobbyists and special interest money. Big Money knows they cannot succeed in persuading voters to repeal Clean Elections, so they intend to dupe voters into defunding the program with a deceptive ballot measure in 2012.   They want to kill Clean Elections now because they know that efforts to pass the Fair Elections Now Act--Clean Elections for federal races--have significant traction.  With the stakes high we must protect Clean Elections and Clean Money in Arizona for government of, by and for the people.