AZ LD 16: Voter Guide

Our kids are counting on us to vote!

This year more than ever, your vote will make the difference on critical issues for Arizona’s students.  

LD16 VOTER GUIDE

The majority of state legislators continue to play games with education funding – balking at the promised restoration of $1 billion for schools, and expanding state funding for private and religious schools to ALL private and religious school students. The current leadership has failed Arizona’s students, but we can change that by voting for candidates who have a proven track record of fighting for school funding that supports ALL Arizona students. 

Early voting starts October 12! 

OCTOBER 11: Last Day to Register to Vote in Arizona

Check your registration status now

ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATURE

LD 16

VOTE for Taylor Kerby for State Senate 

He plans to work hard to return the investment owed to public schools in Arizona. Taylor has a vision to speed up progress on deferred maintenance, neglected classrooms, and to invest in our families and student career opportunities. Taylor is fed up with extremist politicians in our state who refuse to restore funding for schools so we now have the lowest paid teachers and the largest class sizes in the country. We need to work swiftly to strengthen our schools and our economy.

VOTE for Keith Seaman for State House 

Keith has experienced Arizona education as a parent, teacher, administrator, and school board member and through this, knows intimately the challenges our schools face without adequate funding and resources. He’ll vote to increase funding for public schools and knows we need to do more work to be able to attract the best and brightest teachers so our students can succeed. He supports strong schools and a strong economy. Extremists in the state legislature have cut education funding by $1 billion and consistently block and ignore the will of the voters to fund our schools. As a result, we now have the lowest paid teachers and largest class sizes in the nation. Keith Seaman will fight to restore the education funding that the current extremist legislature has blocked.

FEDERAL ELECTIONS

U.S. Senate

VOTE for Mark KELLY

https://www.kelly.senate.gov/

STATE ELECTIONS

Governor

VOTE for Katie HOBBS

https://katiehobbs.org/

Secretary of State

VOTE for Adrian FONTES

https://electfontes.com/

Attorney General

VOTE for Kris MAYES

https://krismayes.com/

Superintendent of Public Instruction

VOTE for Kathy HOFFMAN

https://www.electkathyhoffman.com/

Treasurer

VOTE for Martín QUEZADA

https://www.martinquezada.com/

BALLOT MEASURES

Arizona’s state legislature voted to send key issues to the voters this year – most of which limit voter access to ballots by restricting the citizens’ initiative process, increasing the hoops voters have to jump through in order to vote, etc. One measure, however, would remove a heinous restriction on some Arizona high school students – known as Dreamers – preventing them from accessing in-state tuition at Arizona’s public colleges and universities. We urge you to vote YES on Prop 308, and NO on those that limit your ability to vote in Arizona.  

Prop 128 – limits voter rights – Vote NO

Prop 129 – limits voter rights – Vote NO

Prop 132 – limits voter rights – Vote NO 

Prop 308 – in-state college tuition for ALL Arizona HS students – Vote YES 

Prop 309 – limits voter rights and restricts mail in voting – Vote NO 

You can read more about these, and other ballot measures here

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

In addition to these major races, we urge parents to stay engaged within their own local public school district. In these races, you have the opportunity to elect true education champions that will most directly affect the quality of education your child receives. Our friends at Save Our Schools have shared a strong roster of candidates with us – check it out now HERE!

PLEDGE TO VOTE CAMPAIGN

Extremist politicians are close to taking over our state – putting quality education, reproductive rights, and democracy in danger.  This election counts, PLEASE join us!  We need responsible leaders to strengthen schools, support our families, and put Arizona back on track. Please sign the pledge to vote this fall! Early mail-in voting starts October 12, 2022. Election day is November 8, 2022.  

See you at the polls! PLEDGE TO VOTE NOW