Voter Suppression Is ‘Theme’ for #AZLeg in 2019 (video)

Republicans have two big problems with the 2018 election: too many of you voted, which resulted in too many of them losing.

Each year of the Arizona Legislature seems to have a theme. For 2017, the theme was big tax giveaways. For 2018, it was Red for Ed. The theme for 2019 is voter suppression. One of the Democrats suggested that the Republicans were overreacting to their losses in 2018.

The sheer volume of voter suppression bills is staggering. In the multiple ways, the Republicans are trying to make it more difficult to vote, to register someone to vote, and to submit Citizens’ Initiatives. They also want to solidify big money politics by attacking the independence of Clean Elections Commission.

There are so many awful bills that I needed a cheat sheet to do this video. Many of these are still in play, and you can use the Request to Speak system to comment. HB2724 (anti-Clean Elections) and HB2616 (adds penalties and unnecessary burden to registering people to vote) passed the Arizona House this week and will head to the Senate. (You can stop them there!)

For some of them, it’s time to start pleading with Governor Ducey for vetoes. SB1072 (even stricter voter ID laws, which would result in a poll tax for people who move often) passed both the House and the Senate. Other horrible bills from Senators Michelle Ugenti-Rita (SB1090) and Vince Leach (SB1451) are on there way to the House floor soon.

Stopping people from voting is anti-Democratic. (I am working on a blog post with more bills and details.)

#LD9 Voters: Please Sign My Petition & ‘Give Me $5’

Pamela Powers Hannley

Calling all Democrats and Independents in Legislative District 9, please help me get on the ballot by signing my nominating petition and giving me a $5 Clean Elections Contribution.

Thanks to modern technology, you can do this from the comfort of your computer on the Secretary of State’s (SOS) website.  Here’s how…

Sign Petition

Get your drivers’ licence ready to verify who you are and go to this link:
https://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx

Once you have logged in with your Drivers’ License, birthday, and name, the SOS website will show you the petitions that you can sign online. I need a minimum of 400 signatures (plus overage) to get my name on the ballot.

Make a $5 Clean Elections Contribution

I also need a minimum of 250 $5 Clean Elections Contributions to receive public funding for this race.

Once you have signed the petition, scroll down a bit to the link that says “Show me the candidates I am eligible to give $5 Qualifying Contributions”. That link takes you to the Clean Elections Commission. (Yes, they make you verify your identity again, sorry about that.)

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