Navarette, Brophy McGee, Hobbs To Join Students Voter Registration Day Of Action

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On Monday, the Phoenix Union High School District announced that all of its schools will participate in “non-partisan voter registration drives” on Tuesday.

In an email to the media, Marketing and Communications Director for the District, Richard Franco wrote, “We will have members of state congress speaking at some of our campuses and a visit from Secretary Hobbs.” It would appear that Director Franco meant to write that State legislators, namely Rep. Tony Navarrete (D) and State Senator Kate Brophy McGee (R) would be included in the event. The email included as an attachment, the press release below:

The Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) has partnered with the One Arizona Coalition to provide opportunities for students to register to vote who will be at least 18 years of age by the November 3rd election. PXU recognizes the importance of civics in education and will hold morning events at schools across the district celebrating the importance of registering to vote. These events will include student performances by marching bands and cheerleaders, along with remarks from local lawmakers and community organizations.

Media are encouraged to attend one of these three events:

● Carl Hayden High School: 3333 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 10:45 to 11:30 am in the North Gym. State Senator Tony Navarrete will address students

● Camelback High School: 4612 N. 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 11:40 to 12:25 in the 4000 Commons. State Senator Kate Brophy McGee will address students

● The Academies at South: 5401 S. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040, 10:45 to 11:30 am in the Gym. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will address students

There are more events than the ones listed, so if these times or locations do not work for your organization, please contact us for a full list.

On September 24, tens of thousands of high school seniors will register to vote at high schools across the nation as part of a nationally coordinated National Voter Registration day of action. This is an ideal opportunity to see Arizona’s changing electorate in action and speak to young people who are organizing in their communities and voting for the first time this year.

One Arizona Coalition:

One Arizona is a movement born from struggle. We are for the people, by the people. We develop leaders, build power, protect one another and fight as oppressed people in our community through civic participation, mentorship and training. We are fueled by a sense of justice & equity that encompasses the wide intersection of our community’s diversity.

We focus on immigrant rights, voting rights, education equity, racial economic & restorative justice and climate justice. We are in solidarity with all other oppressed people. We are committed to human rights, inclusive of Women, Workers, Immigrants and the LGBTQ community. We imagine a world based on dignity, cooperation and deep democracy, with liberation for all.

We believe in respecting indigenous knowledge – trusting those closest to the pain – and always striving for inclusivity, compassion & transparency.

Because of these values, we operate with a commitment to trust and accountability, constant growth, and reflection, diversity in leadership, alignment, and loyalty. We are focused on systems change: the transformation of people, community, and institutions. We are committed to dynamic organizing, bringing an urgency to our struggle for unity.

Among the member groups of the One Arizona Coalition are: Asian Pacific Community in Action, Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation, Arizona Center for Empowerment, CAIR – Arizona, Arizona Coalition for Change, Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Central Arizonans For A Sustainable Economy, Chispa-AZ, Foundation for Arizona Students, Mi Familia Vota, Promise Arizona (PAZ), Poder in Action, and the Puente Human Rights Movement.

Cyndi Tercero Sandova, “White House (Obama) Champion of Change” and Family and Community Engagement Manager for the Phoenix Union High School District tweeted out about the big day.

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