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80th Anniversary Party
Kate Stewart
Published on: 10/31/2021
Enjoy the photos from our 80th anniversary party.

Advocacy

Partisanship Reigns in Redistricting
Dee Maitland
Published on: 11/7/2021
Be aware of what is happening in the Arizona Redistricting process by reading this opinion piece written by LWV Greater Tucson member Dee Maitland from the November 4, 2021 issue of the Arizona Daily Star.
ARIZONA INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION (IRC) ISSUES FINAL DRAFT MAPS: MEMBERS URGED TO COMMENT
Betty Bengtson
Published on: 11/6/2021
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will be holding public hearings starting now to obtain public comments on the proposed redistricting maps. This article explains how citizens can be more informed.
LWVGT Announces Support for Ballot Propositions
Kate Stewart
Published on: 9/29/2021
LWVGT will support this falls two ballot propositions, 410 and 206.
LWVGT Urges County Supervisors to Close Fairgrounds Gun Show Loophole
Kate Stewart
Published on: 8/21/2021
Read the letter sent to the Supervisors urging action on the County Board of Health Resolution.
The Filibuster and Civil Rights: What to do about this Jim Crow Era Relic
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/23/2021
Join LWVUS, Common Cause and State Voices TOMORROW on thefiliBUSTED Day of Action.
STOP Arizona's Sham Audit
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/23/2021
What you can do to make a difference to end the fraudit.
An Election Power Grab Buried in the Arizona Budget
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/23/2021
What you need to know about the latest effort to temporarily strip power from the Arizona Secretary of State.
Call to Action: For the People Act
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/22/2021
The time is now to act on behalf of the For the People Act! The bill is on the Senate floor this week and we must ask quickly. Here are some things you can do to take action.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Adopts a Decentralized Structure to Facilitate Diverse Programs
Diana Bailey
Published on: 11/8/2021
Subcommittees will now plan and present various programs to promote social justice.
DEI Members Consider the Impact of Misdemeanor Arrest
Diana Bailey
Published on: 11/8/2021
Criminal justice reform continues to be a focus of the League’s work more than a year after George Floyd’s death.

Elections

LWVGT Debuts Vote 411
Gabriella Cobian
Published on: 10/20/2021
LWVVGT is now participating in Vote 411. Check out all the info you need to know for the Tucson city election.

Forums

Candidate Forum for Tucson City Council Election: Ward 3
Kate Stewart
Published on: 9/18/2021
Join us on Saturday, September 25th, to meet the candidates running for Ward 3 City Councilmember.

Issues and Eggs

Call for Honorees’ Nominations
Betsy Bolding & Pat Wiedhopff
Published on: 9/11/2021
9th Annual Issues & Eggs Virtual Event Friday, March 4, 2022

LWVAZ

LWVAZ Files in Support of Public Transparency in AZ Senate’s Sham Election “Audit”
Kate Stewart
Published on: 9/1/2021
Today, the League of Women Voters of Arizona filed an amicus brief in support of transparency in the Arizona Senate’s so-called “audit” of votes cast in Maricopa County during the 2020 Election.
LWVAZ Joins Voting Rights Rally at White House on August 24th
Kate Stewart
Published on: 8/28/2021
Arizona Leaders of the League of Women Voters took their advocacy for voting rights to Washington Tuesday, as they joined League members from throughout the nation and other leading civil rights organizations for a rally and protest in Lafayette Square Park.
LWVAZ Announces Decisions on Ballot Measures and Upcoming Legislative Priorities
Kate Stewart
Published on: 8/15/2021
Find out which petitions LWVAZ will be supporting that may be on the ballot in 2022.
IRC Listening Tours and League Public Testimony Training Workshops
Kate Stewart
Published on: 7/21/2021
Register for one of eleven workshops on how to give public testimony at the Independent Redistricting Commission hearings.

LWVUS

Take Action: Tell the Senate to Support the Freedom to Vote Act
LWVUS
Published on: 10/19/2021
In Arizona please contact Senator Mark Kelly and Senator Kyrsten Sinema today to support this critical legislation. The vote takes place this week (ending 10/23/2021).
League Supports New Senate Voting Rights Bill, the Freedom to Vote Act
Kate Stewart
Published on: 9/19/2021
WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in response the US Senate’s introduction of the transformative voting rights bill, the Freedom to Vote Act.
LWVUS Announces New Executive Team
Kate Stewart
Published on: 7/28/2021
Today the League of Women Voters of the United States is pleased to announce a new leadership structure and executive team that will guide the organization into its second century.
League of Women Voters Launches "Women Power Democracy"
Kate Stewart
Published on: 7/8/2021
New programming focus will cover countering mis- and disinformation, increasing election participation, advancing voter access, and reforming reforming redistricting.
What's Your Filibuster IQ?
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/30/2021
You might be hearing a lot about the filibuster these days, but how well do you understand this Congressional process?
Litigation Update from LWVUS
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/25/2021
An update from LWVUS on the league's voting rights lawsuits and what you can do to help.

Membership

Remembering Bobbie VandeGriff
Carol West & Judy Wood
Published on: 9/4/2021
LWVGT lost a dear member with the passing of Bobbie VandeGriff on May 21, 2021.

Press Release

LWVAZ Statement on Supreme Court Decision Brnovich v. DNC
Kate Stewart
Published on: 7/1/2021
League of Women Voters of Arizona says the Supreme Court decision in Brnovich v. DNC is a betrayal of the promise of democracy for all.

Voter Education Programs

BALLOT INITIATIVES, PAST AND PRESENT: AN EXERCISE IN DIRECT DEMOCRACY
Published on: 11/8/2021
In an effort to educate voters on what is involved in the ballot initiative process and on specific ballot initiatives that are underway right now, we invite you to join the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson on Saturday morning, November 20, for a Zoom Webinar on this important topic.
The Filibuster: Protection For VS Tyranny By the Minority?
Elizabeth Zegura
Published on: 10/17/2021
LWV Greater Tucson hosted an exceptionally informative presentation by Professor Barbara Norrander (UArizona School of Government and Public Policy) and Ms. Charly Carter (Democracy Intiatives) yesterday.
Q&A with Mary Ganapol on the Medical Aid in Dying Movement
Gabriella Cobian
Published on: 9/10/2021
Our intern Gabriella Cobian interviews member Mary Ganapol about her involvement in the Medical Aid in Dying movement.
Medical Aid in Dying (MAID): Issues and Perspectives
Mary Ganapol
Published on: 9/5/2021
A Digital Voter Education Webinar - Free and Open to the Public on Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

Voter Service

Vote 411 Needs Volunteers in Pima County
Kathy Karsh
Published on: 10/7/2021
Vote411 is a website under construction administered by LWVUS designed to provide voters across the country with information they need to make decisions about issues and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. LWVAZ is overseeing the col- lection of information for Arizona elections beginning in 2022. It is an important project for which the help of LWVGT members is needed to collect candidate and issue details for Pima County.

If you would like to learn more and would like to volunteer, contact voteroutreach@lwvtucson.com.
National Voter Registration Day is September 28th
Kate Stewart
Published on: 9/25/2021
LWVGT Voter Outreach volunteers will register voters at four Pima County Public Libraries.

Voting

WATCH VIDEOS ABOUT CITY OF TUCSON CANDIDATES AND BALLOT INITIATIVES
Gabriella Cobian
Published on: 10/13/2021
Need to learn about the candidates for the City of Tucson Ward 3 and Ward 6 City Council elections. You can also watch an explanation of the 2021 Ballot Propositions.
How Ranked-Choice Voting Could Change the Way Democracy Works
Kate Stewart
Published on: 6/26/2021
Harry Stevens of the Washington Post explains the impact of Ranked-Choice Voting.
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