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  • Updated: Can the AZ legislature switch to a progressive majority in 2024?

    First, a few caveats. The person writing this is not affiliated with either party (independent!), so this is fully an outsider’s perspective. I have no insider knowledge of either party’s strategic plan. I have, however, met many of the candidates or heard them speak – either in their official position as an elected official or…

  • The Importance of Local Elections & Relational Organizing

    There is so much happening in the world today and many issues to pay attention to all at the same time. It can feel overwhelming. As with many things, I have found the key to dealing with overwhelm is constraint. We can’t do something about everything, but we can make an effort for one thing.…

  • The Arizona Works Together 2024 Ballot Initiative

    Most of us are aware that there will likely be a citizen-initiated ballot measure to enshrine the right to an abortion in the AZ constitution, known as the Arizona Abortion Access Act. And we are doing everything in our power to make sure this initiative passes! But that isn’t the only ballot initiative to pay…

  • When A High Stakes Election Becomes Even More Important

    In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade with the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization 6-3 decision, effectively returning decisions about abortion care to the states. In Arizona, this meant the question of whether a total abortion ban enacted in 1864, when AZ was still a territory and before women could vote,…

  • How do we choose which candidates to endorse?

    Our interest at the AZ NOW PAC is to focus our efforts as locally as possible. We have made our best effort to contact every candidate running for AZ state, county, city and school board office. So far, we have sent an invitation to apply for endorsement to over 800 candidates – from all political…

  • March 8 is International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day began on Feb. 28, 1909 in New York City with a protest organized by the Socialist Party of America. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911 (also in New York City) that killed 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, expanded the movement. The date was changed internationally to March 8 in 1917 after…

  • Understanding the 1-Candidate Strategy

    In 2022, there were many complaints about political parties not running a candidate in every race. And that is a very valid criticism – everyone should have someone to vote for & it harkens back to the Wayne Gretzky saying, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” However, the plan of running just…

  • Layers of Arizona Government on the Arizona Ballot

    For people who get in deep in Arizona elections work, a common frustration is that the average voter often doesn’t know what the offices are beyond the federal races at the top of the ballot. This was most recently seen in 2020, when a significant percentage of voters voted for President, the U.S. Senate race…

  • Actions to Support Endorsed Candidates

    If you take a look at our list of AZ NOW endorsed candidates, hopefully you’ll notice one or more running in your legislative district, county, city or school district. And if you don’t see your favorite candidate on our list, feel free to refer them to our endorsement process page and remind them to fill…

  • How the Arizona Legislature Operates

    Back in 2021, I made this video for Moms Demand Action’s Advocacy Day, to explain how a bill moves through the Arizona legislature. It is still relevant today, as the 2022 election did not alter the ratio of Republicans to Democrats in the Arizona legislature, although it did change the party in power as the…