Taking a Look at Arizona Ballot Measures at LWVGT meeting

 

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

  • Proposition 127 – Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona – citizen initiative

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One response to “Taking a Look at Arizona Ballot Measures at LWVGT meeting

  1. Welcome by LWV President who said that the League was formed after the passage of 19th Amendment in 1920. Three ways to get propositions on the ballot: initiative (valid signatures statewide, about 226,000 needed in AZ), referendum by state legislature. Vivian Harte of LWV then gave pros/cons of Prop. 125, 126, 305, 306. She also said that 80% of Arizona voters are now voting by early ballot (via PEVL). Then debate followed on Prop. 127 Clean Energy for Health AZ: pro was Sandy Bahr of Sierra Club, con was Larry Lucero from T.E.P. Sandy said that Prop. 127 will decrease utility bills, and create renewable energy for Arizona. Lucero said that T.E.P. wants to deliver electricity efficiently to the customers.Over 80 people in attendance. Here’s the Voter’s guide which was mentioned and some copies were available: http://azballotguide.com/

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