K-12 Public Education and Proposition 123

 LWVAZ Prop 123 brochure The Premise * The Problems * The Choice The Background: The Arizona Constitution states “the legislature shall make such appropriations to be met by taxation as shall insure the proper maintenance of all state educational institutions and shall make such special appropriations as shall provide for their development and improvement.” Prop…

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…

Summary of Various Stances on the Quality Education & Jobs Initiative

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The ultimate decision by the LWVAZ board was to support this initiative. SUPPORT FOR “QUALITY EDUCATION AND JOBS INITIATIVE”Backup of Public Policy Positions While the National League in Impact on Issuesdoesn’t have a positionspecificallyto support many of the issues addressed in this Initiative, it does support the concepts in general.In MEETINGBASICHUMANNEEDSit has supported “the…

Calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention: Why? Why Not?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] At its national convention in June 2014,the League of Women Voters approved a motion to begin a comprehensive three-part program of study and review focusing on three specific structures of American democracy: A study of the process of amending the U.S. Constitution; A review and update of the League position on campaign finance in…

National Popular Vote

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] At the 2010 national convention, the League of Women Voters of the United States voted to support the National Popular Vote bill as one way to achieve the direct election of the president as it will guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states and D.C. +…

What is the Clean Election System?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is the Clean Election System? What has been the outcome of the Clean Election System? What does the Clean Election System cost me?   Clean Elections Bill Strengthened In June of 2007, HB2690 passed with the help of hundreds of Clean Elections supporters. This bipartisan bill makes minor but necessary improvements to the…