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YES!! 5-4 for the AZ Independent Redistricting Commission!

YES!! 5-4 for the AZ Independent Redistricting Commission! Since 1967, LWVAZ has supported the retention of an independent commission to redistrict legislative and congressional districts at regular intervals, subject to judicial review. And we have been actively participated in the two redistricting processes since the passage of Prop. 106 which created the independent redistricting commission.…

LWVAZ Aligns with other Civic Groups on Voter Registration Efforts

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] LWVAZ Excerpt [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_message message_box_style=”standard” style=”rounded” message_box_color=”info” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-info-circle” icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-dial” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-adjust-brightness” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-note” icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-heart” icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-alert”] Citing clear evidence that numerous low-income Arizona residents have been denied the opportunity to register to vote, the League of Women Voters of Arizona and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)…

LWVAZ Rebuttal to Top-2 Primary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Laurie Roberts is often cited by our members as ‘tough but fair’ (a high compliment).  Her article “Politicians want voters’ hands off their partisan primaries” (August 14, 2012) is an exception.  So, why is it unfair? First, because Ms. Roberts insinuates that the Top 2 initiative is power to the people.  It is not. Second,…

Privatization Position from LWV US

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] POSITION The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that when governmental entities consider the transfer of governmental services, assets and/or functions to the private sector, the community impact and goals of such transfers must be identified and considered. Further, the LWV believes that transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good…

When Candidates Decline to Participate…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Since its founding 1920, the League of Women Voters has held candidate debates to inform and educate voters. This is part of the League’s mission to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.In 1992, state and local Leagues of Women Voters sponsored more debates than any other organization in the United…