Making Democracy Work

The O'Connor House Civic Engagement Project

Speak Out Arizona

The League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley supports the O'CONNOR HOUSE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND VOTER OUTREACH PROJECTS

Two SpeakOut Arizona Events Come to the Verde Valley

SpeakOut Arizona is a nonpartisan civic engagement project of the O'Connor House, founded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

On Monday, October 21st, there will be a meeting of SpeakOut Arizona at the Cottonwood Recreation Center from 3:00-5:00pm.

On Tuesday, October 22nd, the Sedona Verde Valley Team of SpeakOut Arizona is presenting a special workshop, "Civic Engagement Leadership Capacities" from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive in Sedona. Alberto Olivas, Director of the Center for Civic Participation at Maricopa Community Colleges, will lead the workshop. To register, please contact Barbara Litrell at 649-0135 or by email at blitrell@aol.com.

The O'Connor House, founded by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has as part of its mission "To create an Arizona where important policy decisions are made through a process of civil discussion, critical analysis of facts and informed participation of all citizens." The Arizona We Want and the AZ Civic Health Index report that Arizona ranks in the "bottom 10" of every aspect of voter participation + being informed, registration and turnout + especially in primaries where many elections are decided. As a result of this data, Justice O'Connor proposed that the O'Connor House take the lead in convening organizations, government entities and institutions around the state to collaborate in a non-partisan effort to move Arizona to a "Top 10" state.

For more detailed information on the Justice Sandra Day O'Connor House, go to http://www.oconnorhouse.org.

FOR UPDATES AND INFORMATION ON THE VERDE VALLEY PORTION OF THE VOTER ENGAGEMENT PROJECT, VISIT http://www.verdevalleyengagement.org