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Revive Civility


THURSDAY, APRIL 20 AT 5:00PM – 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

Now more than ever, citizens of our country are grappling with how to interact with the “other side.” Our current crisis in polarization is leading to mistrust, anger and alienation. It threatens the very fabric of our democracy.

“Our City is a shining light though: Tucson is leading the way for the country in showing how civility brings out the best in us and how it transforms the way we live and connect with each other.

Mayor Rothschild has signed a Proclamation declaring May 2017 as Tucson’s Revive Civility Month. The Mayor, in partnership with the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Tucson, Ben’s Bells, and the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is inviting the community to engage in activities to promote civility throughout Tucson.

Come to The Loft Cinema to learn and discuss how we can revive civility together- to make our community a better place to live, and to lead the way for our nation.”


Upcoming forums for Tucson Unified School District Governing Bd. race (updated)

7 candidates are  running for 3 seats in this race for Governing Board at Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).  3 incumbents are running for re-election: Kirstel Foster, Cam Juarez, Dr. Mark Stegeman.  Challengers are Betts Putnam-Hidalgo (ran before for a seat on this board in 2012 and 2014), Lori Riegel, Brett Rustand, Rachael Sedgwick.

List of upcoming forums in September:

September 8 — sponsored by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 6 to 8 p.m. at CareMore, 4821 N. Stone Ave.

Hispanic forum

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LWVGT video “Is Democracy for Sale?”


lwv_logo“Zona Politics” host Jim Nintzel highlighted today a recent League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson program which featured three Arizona political consultants David Leibowitz, Barrett Marson and Max Fose, and  two former candidates  Christine Jones (only woman who ran for Arizona Governor in the August primary of 2014 as a Republican) and  Democrat Terry Goddard (former Arizona Attorney General who ran for Secretary of State in Nov. 2014).  Both attorneys lost their races.

Jim Nintzel, senior writer at the Tucson Weekly was joined by Arizona Daily Star reporter Joe Ferguson and Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times, on a 3rd panel discussion.

See the fascinating video here: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/02/12/league-of-women-voters-asks-is-democracy-for-sale. It runs for an hour and 25 minutes.

The topics range from political campaigns, how voters vote for candidates, dark money & campaign finance, usefulness of political/candidate forums, clean elections, endorsements,  voter suppression, etc.  There is even an audience question & answer session at the end of the program & video, including a question and statement from  LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley, a Democrat.

Unanswered question from these three panels: “What does it take to get people to vote?”

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson is at 2424 E. Broadway, Blvd.  Suite 110 in Tucson; 520-327-7652.  Every year the LWVGT publishes a very useful “A Citizen’s Directory of Elected Officials”.

Changes in LWVGT statewide candidate forums in October, some cancelled

Posted on our Blog for Arizona image Calendar were 3 LWVGT and AZPM candidate forums for Arizona statewide offices in early October (6, 8, and 9).  As of today, three have been cancelled, the  ones for Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Secretary of State.  Instead, there will now be Conversation with the Candidates at PCC West Recital Hall:

Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Felecia Rotellini, Democrat for Attorney General

Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. Dr. David Garcia, Democrat for Superintendent of Public Insruction and Terry Goddard, Democrat for Sec. of State

All statewide candidates were invited to participate and the deadline to respond was September 12, 2014.  Apparently many of the Republican candidates declined to attend these Southern Arizona forums.

The other candidate forum for AZ Corporation Commission (2 Democrats vs. 2 Republicans) is still scheduled for Oct. 6, 7:45 p.m. So is the Governor’s one on October 9, 6:30 p.m. (although I heard that Republican Treasurer Doug Ducey will not be attending).  These debates will still be held in the PCC West Proscenium Theatre, 2202 West Anklam Rd.

Stay tuned for any further updates or go to League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson website: www.lwvgt.org. Tickets are still required at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dUH1anLwUg-l57IAzRMIjLkdb8WphJ0mrFAjj4W_bFU/viewform?c=0&w=1

Your vote counts at Pima County Public Library

Here’s some useful voter information for the upcoming August 26 Arizona Primary, from Pima County public library website:

If you’ve moved, turned 18, changed your name, or changed your party affiliation since November 2013, then it’s time to register to vote. Throughout July, the Pima County Public Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) to provide information about voter registration and an opportunity to register to vote at six library locations. The deadline to register in order to vote in the primary election is July 28.

You can find information at all libraries (in English and Spanish) provided by the LWVGT about the 2014 election dates, early voting, IDs you need to have for voting, and information for voters registered as Independents.

LWVGT volunteers will be on hand to help people register to vote at the following libraries in July.  More info at: http://www.library.pima.gov/about/news/?id=5254

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LWVGT & AZPM announce upcoming political forums for statewide offices





TUCSON, ARIZONA – Continuing their long tradition of informing voters, the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media (AZPM®) announce they are partnering to produce six political forums in 2014.

All six hour-long forums will be free and open to the public, and will be held at the Proscenium Theatre at the Center for the Arts on the west campus of Pima Community College, 2202 West Anklam Road in Tucson.   Pima Community College is a co-sponsor of all six forums. Tickets will be required.


  • Wednesday, July 30 – Republican Primary Gubernatorial Forum – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 6 – Attorney General – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 6 – Arizona Corporation Commission – Approximately 7:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 8 – Superintendent of Public Instruction – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 8 – Secretary of State – Approximately 7:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 9 – Governor – 6:30 p.m.

All six forums will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on the PBS 6 and World television channels, and on radio station NPR 89.1, and will be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

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