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Navajo County Democrats - Northeast Arizona Native Democrats

Democrats in Northern Arizona are working to build the largest-ever Native Voting Rights Rally, to be held on the Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation on Friday, May 27. Petitions for three progressive voter initiatives will be available for signing at all 66 Chapter Houses on May 27 at the Navajo Power Day of Action.

Arizona voters can look forward to likely having three progressive issues on the November ballot — one abolishing voter suppression, one protecting people from predatory debt collection practices and a third ensuring that political contributions are disclosed to their original source. All three initiatives are on track to gather the 237,000 valid signatures they need to turn in by the July 7 deadline. But each is pushing hard to gain a substantial margin of extra signatures. Legal challenges can be costly and time-consuming, and one way to avoid challenges is to show up with an overwhelming number of valid signatures.

WHAT: 

Navajo Power Day of Action, signature gathering for progressive ballot measures

WHERE: 

All 66 Navajo Chapter Houses in Arizona

WHEN: 

Friday May 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arizona Time (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Navajo Time)

The Navajo Power Day of Action voting rally is taking place at all 66 Navajo Nation Chapter Houses in Arizona on May 27, 2022.

The Navajo Power Day of Action voting rally is taking place at all 66 Navajo Nation Chapter Houses in Arizona on May 27, 2022.

The three ballot measures are:

The Arizona Fair Elections Act establishes automatic voter registration, allows for registration up through election day, protects mail voting and ensures that the election winner gets the state’s electoral votes. It does some other things, allowing people to vote in any polling place in their county, counting ballots postmarked by election day and providing more options to disabled voters.

AZFairElections.com

The Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act protects more assets from being sold to pay off debt collectors, ensures hard-working Arizonans keep more of their bank accounts and wages and limits the outrageous interest rates that trap families in an unending cycle of medical debt.

HealthCareRisingAZ.org

The Stop Dark Money initiative requires that political committees disclose the names of the individuals or corporations that actually earned the money the committee is spending. StopDarkMoney.com