Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Arizona Advocacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • www.AZadvocacy.org

Mission Statement

The Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation secures electoral justice, political rights and full civic participation, especially for underrepresented and marginalized constituencies, to achieve government for the People.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Civic Engagement
Service Areas

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Arizona

The Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation works with organizations, leaders, activists and voters across the state of Arizona.  We are located in Maricopa County where 61% of the state's population resides and where most of our work is conducted.  Our civic engagement work is conducted in all 15 counties of the state.

ruling year

2003

Executive Director since 2011

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Mr. Sam Wercinski

Keywords

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Civic Engagement, Voter Education, Clean Elections, Fair Courts

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Also Known As

Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation

EIN

02-0565840

 Number

2879710240

Physical Address

1450 E. Indian School Road #106

Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Educating the public on how they can participate in Arizona’s strongest anti-corruption law and public campaign finance system passed by voters in 1998 - the Citizen's Clean Elections Act; informing constituencies on the benefits of full, immediate disclosure of contributions including corporate and “independent expenditures;” tracking and educating the public on proposed anti-corruption and conflict of interest laws including gift bans; conducting GOTV in communities with low voter participation; educating on ballot measures to marginalized constituencies; guarding voting rights, voter registration and election integrity, including through the use of litigation; and protecting and improving Arizona’s ballot initiative processes.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Democracy Program: Fighting for Fair Processes & Proportionate Representation: Fair and independent redistricting; clean money elections; protecting initiative & referendum; legislative reform; ranked choice voting; fusion voting; non-partisan election administration; fair implementation of national popular vote Promoting Informed Voting and Advocacy: Government transparency and access to public documents; ballot measure education; internet neutrality; reinstatement of the fairness doctrine; candidate access to public airwaves Promoting Civic Participation for All: Ending barriers to voting including voter ID litigation; felon re-enfranchisement; same-day-registration; engaging under-represented groups in civic participation Counting Every Vote: Ensuring verifiable paper trails for all votes; secure chain of custody of votes; random audits to prevent and detect election fraud Protecting Access to an Independent Judiciary: Keeping the courtroom doors open for all; promoting and protecting merit selection of judges; protecting access to fair and just compensation for injury or wrongful death

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Program 2

Civic Engagement

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Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

The Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation works with organizations, leaders, activists and voters across the state of Arizona.  We are located in Maricopa County where 61% of the state's population resides and where most of our work is conducted.  Our civic engagement work is conducted in all 15 counties of the state.

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ARIZONA ADVOCACY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Arizona Advocacy Foundation, Inc.

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Executive Director

Mr. Sam Wercinski

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marie Provine

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