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Your Vote is Your Voice
Your Vote is Your Voice is a multicultural group of organizations, businesses and community members that advocate for teaching citizens of Phoenix and Arizona about civic responsibility in an effort to:>
- Register more voters
- Engage citizens with their city and state representatives
- Empower citizens to get involved and embrace a more active role in local government
Join ONE Community, Phoenix Pride, Valle del Sol, Aunt Rita's Foundation, OpenSpark, National Association of Asian American Professionals, one n ten, the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, 1 Voice Community Center, Local First Arizona and HRC Arizona - and get engaged! Together, we will empower our multicultural citizenry in Phoenix, creating an atmosphere that values diversity. TOGETHER, we make a difference!
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Your Voter Registration - Did you know that you can register to vote online? Registering to vote takes just a few minutes. If you're not registered, you're not voting. If you're not voting, your not participating. If you're not participating - then someone else is making decisions for you. Register to vote, it's easy! If you need information on how to restore your voting rights, please visit the ACLU website which provides complete details.
Arizona State Government
It's important that you understand the legislative process of how a bill becomes a law. The more informed you are, the more involved in the process you can be. Did you know that you can track the progress of a bill that you are interested in? And that you can let your Representatives know how you feel about a bill? You can, just by signing up on the Arizona State Legislature ALIS Tracking System. You can track the progress of the bill that interests you, and you can request to speak. You have a right to let your voice be heard.
Follow a bill from start to finish
Request To Speak in the House of Representatives
Request To Speak in The Senate
The Arizona State Legislature - is made up of two chambers, the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona Senate. There are 30 members in the Senate and 60 members in the House of Representatives. Each district is served by one Senator and two House members.
Not sure what district you're in? No problem, you can find your district here. Now that you know what district you are in - find your Representatives and your State Senator.
Once a bill makes is through the House of Representatives and the Senate, it goes to Governor Brewer for her signature or veto. You can let Governor Brewer know how you feel about a bill on her comment line. To leave a comment for Governor Brewer about a bill on her desk call: (602) 542-4331 press 3, then 1 to leave a comment. It take's just a minute out of your busy day to let the Governor know how you feel.
City of Phoenix Government
The City of Phoenix is run by a council-manager form of government. David Cavasos is the City Manager, Greg Stanton is the Mayor of Phoenix. Mayor Stanton presides over the Phoenix City Council. Find your Council member and district here.
All city council formal, policy and zoning meetings take place in the City Council Chambers at 200 W. Jefferson St. Citizens are invited to attend and participate. Live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the City Council policy meetings are cablecast on PHX 11.
Arizona has two United States Senators and 8 U.S. Representatives, with a 9th U.S Representative being elected in November 2012.
Contact Governor Jan Brewer
Phone: (602) 542-4331
Online comment submission: http://www.azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp
Find out what district you're in after the Arizona Re-Districting
Interested in becoming a Your Vote is Your Voice Community Partner? Contact us here.