Filing of Two Ballot Initiatives Gives Boost to Independent Movement (1/20/16)
Posted by Pj Amartey on January 22, 2016 at 8:23 AM
The push to open Arizona elections and allow full participation for independents got a boost this week with the filing of two ballot initiatives sponsored by the Open and Honest Elections Coalition.
A press conference announcing the launch of their campaign was held on Thursday, Jan 21st at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. Speakers included:
- Danny Ortega, Lawyer
- Terry Goddard, former Arizona Attorney General
- Chuck Coughlin, President & CEO, HighGround, Inc.
- Jim Morrison, Independent Voters of Arizona
- Jackie Salit, President, IndependentVoting.org
- John Opdycke, President, Open Primaries
- Paul Johnson, former Mayor of Phoenix
Paul Johnson, former Phoenix mayor hosted a reception in Scottsdale prior the launch were he welcomed members of the coalition. "Paul has built a new kind of coalition," said IndependentVoting.org President Jackie Salit.
(L to R) Chuck Coughlin, President & CEO, HighGround, Inc.; Paul Johnson, former Mayor of Phoenix; Jackie Salit, President, ;Terry Goddard, former Arizona Attorney General; John Opdycke, President, Open Primaries; Danny Ortega, Lawyer
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