Sedona AZ (February 25, 2019) – Have you been concerned about voter suppression in Arizona? With more polling places being closed and new laws being passed to prevent voter fraud, is there a disproportionate impact on minority voters?
Join the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley Voter’s Education program, Monday, March 18, 2019, 3:00PM-4:30PM at Yavapai College, Room 34, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona in a lively discussion on these and other voting matters. The program is a partnership with OLLI and is free and open to the public.
Our guest speaker will be Alberto Olivas, Founding Executive Director of the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service at Arizona State University. Who’s voting and not voting in Arizona? What does it take to get non-voters to participate? In this forum we’ll learn about some common misperceptions about non-voters, what emerging research suggests for effective voter engagement, and discuss strategies that we can all take to improve voter turnout in our local, state and national elections.
Alberto Olivas is the Founding Executive Director of the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics & Public Service at Arizona State University, an initiative to help students learn the skills for effective civic and political engagement. Apart from this role, Alberto provides training and technical assistance on issues related to public engagement and civic education.
Alberto recently completed a term as Board Secretary for the National Civic League; and serves on the board for Democracy Works, a national civic engagement organization. He is a frequent research exchange collaborator for the Kettering Foundation on issues relating to civic health and public participation. Locally, he is Vice Chair of the Arizona Town Hall board of directors, and previously served on the Valley Leadership board of directors and as past board chair for Kids Voting Arizona.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization — open to both men and women — whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices. Philosophy and Politics is a regular program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley and is a partnership with OLLI.
The program is free, open to the public and is a partnership with OLLI.
For more information about League of Women Voters programs send an email to LWGVV@gmail.com.