Vote-By-Mail Files Signatures with Secretary of State Statewide Initiative Aims to Increase Voter Turnout, Decrease Voter Fraud and Save Taxpayers’ Money

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A statewide initiative announcing the filing of approximately 175,000 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. This initiative ensures that every registered voter is mailed a ballot for each election that they are eligible for.

“Your Right to Vote” is filing approximately 175,000 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on July 6, 2006. This statewide initiative ensures that every registered voter is mailed a ballot for each election that they are eligible for. A press conference will be held at the Capitol Complex at 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2890 on July 6, 2006 at 10 am, prior to the filing. Many of the initiative’s supporters will be in attendance, including Barry Goldwater Jr., Representative Ben Miranda and Henry G. Watkins of the Arizona Center for Disability Law.            

WHO:         Rick L. Murphy, Chairman of Your Right to Vote; Fred Taylor, Director of

        Your Right to Vote; Barry Goldwater Jr., former U.S. Congressman; Ben

        Miranda, Arizona State House of Representatives; Henry G. Watkins, Arizona

        Center for Disability Law; Deedra Abbound; Muslim American Society; Clyde

        Bowen; Arizona African American Republican Committee; Gary Ong, Chinese

        Grocers’ Association; Imam Abdur’ Rahim Shamsiddeen, American Muslim

        Community; Donna Neill, Executive Director of NAILEM; Abdulmalik Omar,

        African Alliance Organization and many others.

WHAT:    Press conference to announce the filing of approximately 175,000 signatures.

        Photo and interview opportunities will be available.     

WHERE:     Capitol Complex at 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890

WHEN:     Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 10 am

WHY:         Announce the filing of approximately 175,000 signatures with the Arizona

        Secretary of State’s Office, in order to qualify the vote-by-mail initiative for the

        November 2006 ballot.    

For additional information or to set up an interview, contact Megan Murphy at 480-201-6684. You may also visit Your Right to Vote’s website at http://www.vbmaz.com.

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