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Arizona Legislature Passes Bill That Could Purge Millions of Arizonans Off Voter Rolls

MARCH 23, 2022 

Anushka Sarkar, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Republicans in the Arizona Senate passed House Bill 2492, legislation that would enact the most extreme voter purge in the country. The bill could remove millions of eligible Arizonans from the voter rolls, giving them just 30 days to re-register to vote. Stand Up America community members in Arizona drove more than 2,000 calls and emails calling on their legislators to oppose HB 2492.

Earlier today, leaders from Stand Up America, Progress Arizona, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), and Arizonans for Fair Elections held a press conference call to condemn Arizona Republicans for advancing HB 2492 and other bills to block voters’ access to the polls.

Stand Up America Executive Director Christina Harvey had the following response to the passage of HB 2492:

“Across the country, Republican state legislators are trying to purge voters and erect massive barriers to the ballot box in order to choose their voters and exclude everyone else. Arizona’s HB 2492 is one of the most egregious examples of anti-voter legislation being peddled by the GOP under the guise of election integrity. But there’s no hiding their true intentions; this bill places a disproportionate–and often insurmountable–burden on older, minority, and low-income voters. 

“A vote for HB 2492 is a vote to disenfranchise Arizonans. Governor Ducey must now decide whether he’s on the side of everyday Arizonans or the Republican legislators who are trying to silence their voices.”

To speak with a Stand Up America spokesperson, please contact [email protected].

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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.