The following is a statement from the ACLU of Arizona in response to Arizona’s 2022 midterm election results:
“Arizonans voted with their values and demonstrated that they don’t agree with extremist, election-denying candidates whose proposed policies would endanger our democracy,” said Darrell Hill, policy director of the ACLU of Arizona. “Arizonans also rejected anti-democratic ballot measures that would have severely impacted our ability to make our voices heard and act when elected officials fail to do so. As politicians move to do everything in their power to block access to the ballot box, it’s important to have a Secretary of State who will do everything in their power to fight back.”
“While we celebrate that tonight Arizona Dreamers will now have expanded access to higher education, our work is far from finished. We are now facing the serious possibility that the county attorney of the largest county in Arizona could criminalize abortion providers for providing essential healthcare,” said Jennifer Allen Aroz, executive director of the ACLU of Arizona. “We hope County Attorney Mitchell refrains from using taxpayer resources to go after doctors and instead find lasting solutions to reform our criminal justice system. The ACLU of Arizona promises to protect abortion providers and pregnant people and will continue to advocate for those impacted by Arizona’s unfair and unjust systems.”
The ACLU of Arizona is a non-partisan organization and does not support, oppose, or endorse candidates for elected office. The organization led voter education efforts to ensure that voters knew of the policy positions for the candidates for Maricopa County and Secretary of State. With a combined investment of over $700,000, the ACLU of Arizona and the ACLU used digital ads, mailers, text banks, and canvasses, to reach over a million voters throughout Arizona.