We are a non-partisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We serve those living in a large part of Maricopa County.
LWV Metro Phoenix Teams Study Topics
Meets: Usually the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at The Terraces, 7550 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ. Coffee and treats are served. Contact: Barb Robertson
Is currently studying: Money in Politics (Including dark money & Citizen’s United Act,; Constitutional Amendment Processes; and Redistricting, ) This is a LWV US national study.
Existing League Positions:
LWV US : Campaign Finance. Improve methods of financing political campaigns in order to ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and promote citizen participation in the political process.
Apportionment. Support apportionment of congressional districts and elected legislative bodies at all levels of government based substantially on population.
Charter Home Rule for Maricopa County. The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix supports charter home rule for Maricopa County. As defined in the Arizona Constitution, an elected charter committee is required to compose a proposed charter. Maricopa County voters would then vote on the proposed charter as well as appointment vs. election of row officers and taxation as additional and separate questions. (Updated May 2014)
East Valley Team
Meets : Usually the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
Bring your lunch to Marge Thornton’s home the Tempe, 400 E. Alameda Dr. (480) 966-6053
Is currently studying: Maricopa County Government (including roles of county officials; money in elections, and potential reforms)
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