Arizona State University Students Unite For Democracy

With all the vitriol in this election season, there is some interesting news! Millennials, both Democrats and Republicans, are coming together to uphold democracy, but there is still work to do.

 

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Arizona Advocacy's Roast of Congressman Ruben Gallego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2016


Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Advocacy Network, Arizona’s premier citizens’ rights advocacy organization, is excited to announce the details of its 2016 signature event, the Arizona Advocacy Roast of Congressman Ruben Gallego.

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New Initiative Launches to Give Everyday People a Bigger Voice in Elections

Phoenix, Ariz.—The Arizona Clean and Accountable Elections Act was filed with the Secretary of State’s office today to give everyday people a bigger voice in politics by strengthening the Clean Elections system and increasing transparency and accountability in our elections. Signature gathering for the initiative will begin immediately.

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Civil Rights and Civic Groups Urge State and Local Election Officials to Take Corrective Action Following Election Crisis in Arizona on March 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 30, 2016

Letters Sent to State and Local Election Officials Urge Adoption of Election Administration Plan and Other Actions to Address Long Lines and Disenfranchisement During Primary Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to long lines, disenfranchisement and other barriers faced by voters during the presidential preference election last week in Arizona, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and local partners have issued letters outlining immediate corrective actions that must be taken by Arizona election officials in advance of any future election in the state. Arizona is a state that was formerly covered by the Section 5 preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act, a law that helped to block and deter discriminatory and burdensome voting changes. This year marks the first presidential election cycle in more than 50 years conducted without the full protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

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Diverse Coalition Opposes Latest Legislative Power Grab

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

March 23, 2016;

Contacts: 

Samantha Pstross, Samantha@AZadvocacy.org, (480) 619 – 3911

Sandy Bahr, sandy.bahr@sierraclub.org, (602) 999-5790

 

PHOENIX – Today a coalition of diverse organizations, including Arizona Advocacy Network, Sierra Club, Humane Society of the United States, Arizona Education Association, Animal Defense League of Arizona, League of Women Voters Arizona, Humane Voters of Arizona, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, AZ Alliance for Retired Americans, Arizona AFL-CIO, Arizona Education Association – Retired, AFSCME, and SEI Arizona, called on the Arizona Legislature to oppose two bills that would eviscerate the voter protection provisions of the Arizona Constitution.

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Advocacy Groups and Elected Officials Call For End to Ballot Blocking Bills

For Immediate Release                                                                         
February 4, 2016
 
Samantha Pstross, Arizona Advocacy Network, Samantha@AZadvocacy.org480-619-3911
Shirley Sandelands, League of Women Voters Arizona, shirsande@gmail.com520-465-1785
 
Advocacy Groups and Elected Officials Call For End to Ballot Blocking Bills
Coalition Demands Real Solutions to Update and Secure Voter Registration
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