The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. We encourage informed and active participation in government and we work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters of Arizona creates the Voter Guide to help voters understand the ballot propositions and we advocate for our positions at the Arizona Legislature. Find out more about us. Local Leagues throughout the state register voters, help get out the vote, educate voters with programs on issues and speeches on current topics, and hold candidate forums. Check out our local Leagues and find one closest to you.
Everything you need to know about registering to vote, candidates and measures on the ballot, voting options, and how to get involved with efforts to get out the vote of your fellow citizens!
What we stand for. Our positions, priorities and campaigns: The League takes positions on issues after careful study and a deliberative process that often can take a couple of years to arrive at consensus and acceptance by the membership of the League. Explore how we arrive at our positions and read about current studies in progress. <Link to issues and public policy positions>
State and local League programs and positions (also called action agendas or policy positions) are adopted every two years during the State Convention. These are the LWVAZ policy positions for 2021-2023. Download pdf
The priorities for 2023
- Voting Rights/ Election Systems (Security and Integrity of elections)
- Womens Rights
- Climate Change and Environment (including water and land use)
- Gun Safety
- Ranked Choice Voting
- Criminal Justice
Advocacy and Action
From protecting voting rights and advancing the ERA, to the care and protection of the environment, we promote good government, proper use of natural resources, international relations, and social and economic justice and equity to Make Democracy Work©.
Advocacy and Action by the League ranges from serving as observers of the legislative process, lobbying at committee hearings, testifying for or against legislation, writing letters and op-eds to newspapers and legislators, using the Request to Speak online program to educate state legislators about our positions on legislation in committees, mobilizing public support for League advocacy, and making calls to action. The League directly litigates or files amici briefs against violations of the Voting Rights Act, Fair Maps (redistricting/gerrymandering), and other issues on which the League has a position.
People Powered Fair Maps: a 50-state strategy to ensure fair representation of electoral districts.
ERA: Remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA.
Mobilizing support for voting rights, election protection and election integrity - John Lewis Voting Rights Act
Your donations and membership dues go directly to the League's work to protect and defend our democracy. Together we can ensure our elections are free, fair and accessible; protect our environment; and reduce the influence of dark money in our elections.