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…

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,…

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. +…

End of Life Choices

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] End Of Life Choices End of life issues encompass many concerns, including advance directives, hospice care, palliative care, right-to-know, and do-not-resuscitate orders, among others. Specifically, this paper focuses on the pros and cons of laws that permit a terminally ill, mentally competent adult to obtain prescription medication to hasten death. This focus is chosen…

Funding Plan for Equal Opportunity of All Students

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Bills Under Consideration for the Action Alert [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text] Support a funding plan that enhances the equal opportunity for all students [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] LWVAZ Position [/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”] Support a Funding Plan that enhances the equal opportunity for all students…