February 1, 2024
PHOENIX — Today, the Arizona Voting Rights Coalition hosted a press conference at the Arizona Capitol to call for legislators to pass laws to protect voters and expand access to the ballot box throughout the 56th Legislature.
Amanda Lugo, All Voting Is Local Action’s Arizona Senior Grassroots Manager said, “Some state legislators in Arizona are attacking voting rights, but the Arizona Voting Rights Coalition is fighting against anti-voter bills and policies. These policies include House Concurrent Resolution 2032 and House Bill 2547, which is an attempt to ban vote centers, and SCR 1014, which takes power away from voters to choose who will cast Arizona’s electoral votes in the presidential election and gives it to legislators. Arizona voters deserve a pro-voter agenda that expands access to the ballot and keeps power in voters’ hands.”
“As we head into another massively consequential presidential election, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring every voter has access to the support and resources they need to fully participate in our democracy,” said Jenny Guzman, Common Cause Arizona’s program director. “Our track record shows that our organizations are dedicated to working in the best interests of voters — not the best interest of any one party or candidate. By working across party lines, we’re implementing solutions our communities are actually asking for.”