Rep. Judy Schwieber/campaign photo
Opinion: My Republican colleagues in the Arizona Legislature have introduced at least 19 bills to make voting harder. Join in the fight against them.
Rep. Judy Schwieber/topinion contributor/Arizona Republic
A voter brings his dog to the voting polls at the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix on Election Day.
I was in my front yard recently when a neighbor walking his dog called out, “How’s it going down at the state Legislature? Can we still vote?”
Good question. Arizona leads the nation in the war against voters with at least 19 bills that would make it harder to vote. Rep. John Kavanagh recently bragged that’s because Republicans are more concerned with “quality votes.”
That begs the question: So, what is a “quality vote”?” Is it your vote? Mine? Perhaps it depends on where you live. How old or how mobile you are. Whether you vote in every election. How much you make. Or how much free time you have.As legislators, our inboxes fill up daily with emails from concerned constituents calling on us to save our elections and protect their precious right to vote.