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Legislators have been attempting to diminish the voting power of communities of color in my home state of Arizona. Map manipulators and conservative courts are doubling down on voter suppression across the country -- not only in states like mine but also in places like Wisconsin where we saw a mismanaged election that subverted key vote-by-mail extensions. If we want to win the fight for maps, we need to provide supporters like you with the training and resources to take action against suppression tactics. That's why I'm reaching out to you -- I need your help.
We just launched a new advocacy campaign to empower folks to ask their elected officials to provide what's needed for safe, fair, and accessible elections -- will you chip in a few bucks to support growing our grassroots reach, in Arizona and other states, before the redistricting process starts in 2021?
I've spent my career serving Arizonans by helping them navigate government programs. It's why I know that our government can be a force for good. But so many states have had their governments hijacked by extreme gerrymandering. That's why the fight for fair maps is so important -- it'll mean so much for so many who use and see their local governments as forces for good rather than factories churning out conservative legislation that restricts things like our voting rights.
We know that map manipulators will do whatever it takes to keep the system working in their favor. So many forces have told movements like ours that change isn't possible. Next year, I'm sure many will warn us of the uphill battle we face. But I know that we won't quit. This is too important. We will fight for fair maps.
Can you pitch in to send map manipulators, in Arizona and other states, a warning that you're in this fight for the long haul?
Arizona State Director, All On The Line