Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: Arizona Democracy Resource Center Action
Amount: $100,000 in 2022
What is Arizona Democracy Resource Center Action?
Arizona Democracy Resource Center Action works to strengthen and expand civic engagement and one of their central goals is to increase accessibility to the ballot while removing barriers for Arizonans. To accomplish this, the organization has created programs like “Unlock the Vote” to guide formerly incarcerated individuals through restoring their voting rights, and “Election Protection Arizona” which address the barriers that voters face on Election Day. In Arizona, these barriers to voting include long lines at polling places, language barriers, and legal barriers. In order to ensure that civic participation increases, it is crucial that these barriers be removed and new solutions are implemented to alleviate them.
Why do we think this organization is important?
Arizona Democracy Resource Center Action understands that civic participation can only increase when people have a process to participate in that is as accessible as possible. There is a sense of ease that comes from knowing that one will have their ballot mailed to them every election and that their vote will be counted fairly. There is also peace of mind when it comes to knowing that once released from jail that your rights are restored. This is what they are striving for in Arizona.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Arizona Democracy Resource Center Action?
In 2022, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $100,000 to offer general operating support to the Arizona Democracy Resource Center Action.