Panel Presentation – Taking a Look at the Arizona Ballot Measures
WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
WHEN: 9:30-11:45 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018.
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC: Event is accessed from the library’s free underground parking. Light refreshments will be served.
CONTACT: Communications@lwvgt.com, 520-327-7652
There will be five propositions on the ballot on November 6, 2018. Two were referred by the Arizona legislature, and three are citizen initiatives. Arizonans have had the right to put a referendum or initiative on the ballot since the time of our statehood in 1912. This is part of our freedom of speech and legislative input that both the Legislature and citizens enjoy. In 2006, a total 19 propositions were on the ballot, which was a record.
The speakers will discuss the meaning of the propositions, what a “yes” vote means and what a “no” vote means, the arguments for and against the propositions, and the groups who support and oppose each proposition.
Speaker: Vivian Harte – League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson
- Proposition 125 – Related to Public Retirement Systems – referred by the Arizona Legislature
- Proposition 126 – The Protect Arizona Taxpayers Act – citizen initiative
- Proposition 305 – Empowerment Scholarship Accounts – citizen initiative
- Proposition 306 – Related to the Arizona Clean Elections Act – referred by the Arizona Legislature
Speaker: Sandy Bahr – Director of The Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Chapter – FOR
Speaker: Laura Ciscomani – Southern Arizonans for Responsible Energy – AGAINST
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.