Did you know that there are almost as many Independents as Republicans registered to vote in Arizona? There are about 3 percent more registered Independents than Democrats.

Independents are the fastest growing identification among voters, yet we know virtually nothing about what they want politically. Apparently, neither party is sending a message they want to hear. It is alarming that so much money, time and effort are being made and yet one-third of the registered voters in Arizona hear nothing they like.

The American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters think that this is an alarming state of affairs for our political stability. We want to offer a chance to Independents/unaffiliated voters to speak your minds. What do you want to say to elected officials about future policy?

We invite you to Speak Your Mind, Independents, on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Church of the Epiphany on Beaver Street from 9-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to voice your suggestions for the future policy initiatives you want for Flagstaff and Arizona. Elected officials gain an insight into what the general public wants by reading election results that reward one party or the other.

The term Independent does not indicate any particular policy outcome. We hope you will join us for an examination of the signal you want to send when you register as an independent. What is the message you want to hear from candidates? Make your voice heard.

HARRIET H. YOUNG

 

AAUW of Arizona

Public Policy Chair

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