Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizonas premier nonpartisan think tank, is requesting funding from the Democracy Fund to conduct a 2016 voter education/CIR project on a statewide ballot initiative. This would be the second of two 2016 summer CIR projects, the first funded by Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission. The two CIR events would be executed over two consecutive four-day periods during early and mid-August. (The ballot propositions to be reviewed have yet to be determined - petitions must be filed with the Secretary of States office by July 7 - although legalization of recreational marijuana, top two vote-getters from the primary facing off in the general election, regardless of political party, land use changes and a few others appear to be headed for the ballot.) Following the completion of these events Morrison plans to sponsor a Washington, D.C. event featuring its CIR work discussed in detail below. With current bipartisan CIR support in Arizona, the time is right to work toward establishing CIR as a permanent feature of Arizonas election process. If Morrison executes CIRs on two interesting and important propositions (legalizing recreational marijuana and top two, for example) it could very well generate the level of attention required to institutionalize CIR within the Arizona election process. Consequently, executing this second CIR is critical to raising awareness and support.
|Effective start/end date||7/25/17 → 7/31/20|
- NSF-SBE: Division of Behavioral Cognitive Sciences (BCS): $146,051.00
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