FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2022
ONE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA LAUNCH YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE
Educational campaign will engage Arizona voters in General Election
(Phoenix, AZ) – ONE Community Foundation and Local First Arizona have joined forces to launch Your Vote is Your Voice, an educational campaign to educate and engage Arizonans to participate in the democratic process by registering to vote and voting in the upcoming General Election on November 8th, 2022. Both organizations have a successful history of engaging socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals across Arizona.
“Your Vote is Your Voice aims to educate Arizonans about the immense power they have with their vote and how to use it,” said Angela Hughey, President and Co-Founder of ONE Community and ONE Community Foundation. “We want to demystify the voting process. We hear time and time again that registering to vote and figuring out how to vote can be confusing. We want to make the process easy to understand and accessible to all because we are stronger when all of our voices are heard,” continued Hughey.
Your Vote is Your Voice will educate Arizonans about how to vote in Arizona Elections. It will provide educational resources on how to register to vote, where to vote, when to vote, as well as additional educational resources. Your Vote is Your Voice will reach Arizonans through community partnerships, social and digital platforms, grassroots outreach, and their website at https://www.yourvoteisyourvoice.com.
“The foundation of our democracy relies on all of us exercising the right to vote,” said Kimber Lanning, Founder and CEO of Local First Arizona. “We are very proud to be working side-by-side with ONE Community Foundation and our community partners to ensure as many Arizonans as possible understand their vote is their voice in November and how to use it,” she concluded.
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About ONE Community Foundation
ONE Community Foundation provides educational opportunities to ensure better understanding of nondiscrimination and the importance of being LGBTQ+ inclusive. We are committed to reshaping Arizona’s image through educating, empowering and connecting our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities with business leaders, academic institutions, elected leaders, members of the media and key opinion leaders about the benefits of inclusion and its direct impact on attracting and retaining top talent and businesses—and thereby, ensuring our state’s economic sustainability. Visit www.OpenAZ.com for more information and to take the UNITY Pledge, the largest equality pledge in the nation.
About Local First Arizona
Founded in 2003, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a community and economic development organization working to strengthen local economies. LFA’s areas of focus include developing entrepreneurship, rural and urban community development, racial equity, environmental action, and food access. LFA is the largest local business coalition in the U.S. and advocates for independently-owned businesses of all sizes by assisting local owners with technical assistance designed to help them compete and collaborate, which ultimately strengthens Arizona's economy and builds hometown pride. Visit www.localfirstaz.com for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally-owned businesses.