Phoenix – The stakes in the 2020 general election are incredibly high with a razor-thin split in the legislature and Arizona’s status as a battleground state for the presidential election and US Senate race – Arizona Republicans see the writing on the wall and are desperate to keep their majority.
This year’s attacks on voting rights and sanctuary cities at the legislature are part of a coordinated attack with the White House to target communities of color in Arizona. The policies passed by Arizona Republicans have already been deemed by the Federal Appeals court to be discriminatory to Latino, African American, and Native American communities.
What we’re witnessing is a blatant power grab as the Arizona GOP attempts to silence voters and strip away the rights of Arizonans. Republicans know that their failed record on education, health care, the environment, and housing is unpopular with voters, and they’re now turning to a strategy of discrimination, fearmongering, and hate in a desperate attempt to hold onto power.
“Heading into a historic election, Arizona Republicans are moving to add unnecessary barriers to voting, weaken the Voting Rights Act, and find ways to prevent individuals, particularly communities of color, from participating in our democracy,” said Murphy Bannerman Arizona DLCC spokeswomen.
Bills Silencing the Voice of Voters :
|HB 2304||voter registration; verification; assistance; report|
|HCR 2032||initiatives; single subject; title|
|HCR 2039||initiative; referendum; signatures; legislative|
|HCR 2046||initiatives; referendums; reauthorization|
|HB 2343||early voting; identification required|
|SB1032||early voting; signature required; notice|
|SCR 1018||independent redistricting commission; population standards|
|SCR 1020||initiatives; public safety; health; amendments|
|SB 1020||ballot measures; proposition 105; disclosure|
|HB 2268||election complaints; attorney general|
|HB 2043||voter ID; school ID cards|
|HB 2137||polling places; law enforcement officers|
|SB 1092||early ballot delivery; identification; attestation|
|HB 2124 (formerly HB 2461)||voter registration; temporary residency|
- HB 2598 would require police departments and other state and municipal agencies to comply with federal agents or face criminal charges.
- HCR 2036 Ballot initiative to mandate compliance with federal agents.
- HB 2095 Requires municipalities and counties to remove local control (and comply with DHS agents).
- SCR 1007 Ballot Initiative Compelling cities to comply with federal agents.