Next week, the Maricopa County Recorder's Office will be presenting the polling locations for the August 30th election to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. We have included maps and data here on the Election Day polling sites and on Early Voting for the August 30th election. There are a number of districts in which thousands of voters have to travel over 10 miles to reach an Early Voting location.Read more
Learn how your senator voted on this bill.Read more
Learn how your senator voted on this bill.
On July 1 the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments (which provides a bi- partisan list of recommendations from which the governor chooses) opened the application process for candidates aiming to fill the two newly created justice seats. This past spring, Rep. J.D. Mesnard (LD 17 - Chandler-Gilbert) sponsored HB 2537 which proposed expanding the Arizona Supreme Court from 5 sitting justices to 7. In supporting this bill, Mesnard reassured Arizonans that this is simply an attempt to further distribute the concentration of power in Arizona’s highest court, as well as a way to alleviate the caseload of the current 5 justices.
Arizona Advocacy Network, with support from the Secretary of State, called upon the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission to exercise an emergency clause and reduce the number of $5 contributions required to receive funds for this election cycle. This proposal comes in light of an unanticipated FBI investigation that shut down the website that allows candidates to receive $5 qualifying contributions online (E-Qual) for 10 days beginning on June 28th.
The E-Qual system that allows participating clean-elections candidates to receive $5 contributions online was down for at least 10 days from June 28 – July 7. In a campaign, 10 days is a long time and in response Arizona Advocacy has sent a letter to the Citizens Clean Elections Commissioners.
Arizonans for Clean and Accountable Elections suspends campaign, derides “dirty tricks” used by Arizona ChamberRead more
Letter sent to County Recorder on June 15 & Responses
It's hard to believe, but we are just two days away from 2016's signature event, the Arizona Advocacy Network Roast of Congressman Ruben Gallego!! We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and to give some additional information about parking and the night of the event.Read more
SB1516 Dark Money Act
As many of you know, we have been fighting SB1516 (Dark Money Act/ Campaign Finance Overhaul) from day 1. It's a nightmare for campaign finance and has no place in Arizona! Thank you to everyone who made calls and wrote letters urging legislators to vote against it. We came so close in the House! Unfortunately (to put it lightly), it passed by 1 vote and was signed into law. We are very supportive of Rep. Clark's effort to refer SB1516 to the voters. Ideally, SB1516 Dark Money Act will be repealed and the Clean & Accountable Elections initiative will become law and replace the atrocious campaign finance laws we have had for years.
Juli Myers is our Development Director and today is her 29th birthday. Do you know Juli? Let me tell you a little bit about her and how I know her.Read more