3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
PRE-ELECTION VOTER INFORMATION PROGRAM on COMMUNITY RADIO KXCI 91.3 FM
KXCI Community Radio is pleased to partner with The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson to provide an eight-part series leading up to the general election on November 6th. This weekly half-hour series will air at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays from September 16th to November 4th.
During any election season, we always can count on a bombardment of political ads that tell us all the wonderful things every candidate has done and everything that’s wrong with their opponent. In addition, all too often, political consultants advise their candidates not to accept invitations to participate in public forums with their opponents to lessen the chance they’ll say something off script. That results in very limited opportunities to hear directly from candidates and limits voter access to information about candidates and their positions on issues to scripted ads and sound bites.
During the lead up to the November 6th General Election, the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson is interviewing candidates for State of Arizona offices: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Mine Inspector, and Arizona Corporation Commission. League member, Vivian Harte, serves as host of the program. To aid voters in making informed decisions at the polls, candidates for each respective position are being asked the same questions. KXCI 91.3 FM Community Radio is partnering with the League to air these interviews with the community.
In addition, members of the League will be interviewed about topics that affect voters on local and national levels, including, what to know about registering to vote in Pima County, ballot propositions, voter suppression/voter expansion, removing voters from voter rolls, gerrymandering, restitution of voting rights (felons voting), election integrity, and the importance of every vote.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
CONTACT: Vivian Harte, League@lwvgt.com, 520-327-7652
Recorded and produced by 30 Minutes Producer Amanda Shauger