Arizonans are opinionated, passionate, and politically diverse. But one thing we agree on is that the will of voters makes up the heart and soul of our democracy. Laws that exclude voters or that make it more difficult to vote, threaten us all. Driven by fear of losing their seats, extremist politicians in the Arizona Legislature have passed anti-voter bills the Governor has now signed into law. These laws drastically lower the number of voters allowed to vote early or by mail and make it more difficult for voters to correct technical errors on legally cast ballots. They even make it illegal to offer water to voters waiting in line.
Arizona Fair Elections is initiating a referendum process from the Arizona Constitution which allows ordinary citizens to petition a referendum, placing controversial laws on the ballot, where Arizona’s voters can vote up or down. By placing these bills on the 2022 ballot they cannot be enacted for the 2022 election. In order to put these bills on the ballot, we have only 90 days from the adjournment of the Legislature to collect the signatures for each bill.
Arizonans Deserve Fair Elections is cofounded by Alison Porter, co-founder of Save Our Schools and Eric Kramer, former chair of the Navajo County Democrats and a grassroots organizer in northeastern Arizona. Arizona Deserves Better is collaborating with Neighbors Forward AZ, which is primarily a volunteer organization committed to connecting individuals and organizations that are working to improve their community.
Arizona Deserves Better is a non-profit organization formed years ago in order to bring about the resignation of an Arizona legislator with a criminal record. The organization is now dedicated to pushing back against efforts to restrict voting rights in Arizona.
Volunteer and get petitions to circulate.