Phoenix, Arizona, USA
MissionIn the wake of SB 1070, four immigrant rights organizations came together with the goal of registering 12,000 Latino voters. Shortly afterwards, One Arizona was born.
More than a decade later, One Arizona is made up of 30 organizations active all over Arizona. We are completely nonpartisan, focused on improving the lives of Arizonans, especially people of color and young people, by building a culture of civic participation.
What We DoOne Arizona was formed in 2010 as a direct response to the growing disenfranchisement of voters and to the attack on our Latinx community in the form of SB1070. Since then, One Arizona has grown to include 30 organizations representing diverse communities across the state, working side by side to build a culture of civic engagement and democratic participation, and registering over 600K voters, and counting. By working together, we've created deep and lasting change in the state we call home.
The work we do is not only transformative, but rooted in personal stories of struggle. Many of the leaders of our member organizations were children or young people who saw their families being targeted by SB1070. As we expanded to become a multi-faceted issue organization, we continue to listen to the voices of those impacted and led by the people who have lived through the struggles. That's why we strive to build long-lasting relationships with community members through ongoing programs, rather than election-only cycles.