Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: Arizona Advocacy Network
Amount: $150,000 in 2020
What is the Arizona Advocacy Network?
Arizona Advocacy Network (AZAN) works to build a truly representative political system in which all Arizonans make their voices heard. They believe the cornerstones of such a democracy include meaningful voting rights and fair access to the ballot, political decisions that are driven by voters instead of by financial influence, and a fair and independent judiciary. To make this vision a reality, AZAN builds strong pro-democracy coalitions, educates the public about the state of our democracy and what can be done to strengthen it, and advocates to policymakers for reform.
Why do we think this organization is important?
AZAN focuses on voting rights, money in politics, and fair courts. They work with partner organizations, legislators, election officials, and other key stakeholders to strengthen voting and elections in Arizona. They are fighting back against voter suppression tactics and advocating to modernize outdated election rules that keep citizens from voting. AZAN plays an important role in advocating for policy change that results more robust election administration, increased civic engagement, and more accessible elections, which Democracy Fund Voice believes are critical to a healthy democracy.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Arizona Advocacy Network?
In 2020, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $150,000 to Arizona Advocacy Network.