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Town Hall

Town Hall: the Arizona Legislature

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm May 11, 2022

Join Equality Arizona and our partners from Progress Arizona and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona for a town hall on the state of public policy in the Arizona legislature. In the face of unprecedented attacks on voting rights, reproductive freedom, and LGBTQ+ equality, solidarity between causes is crucial to protect all of us. In this town hall we’ll discuss the legislation we’ve seen this session and the best strategies to push back. Send your questions in when you register, and we’ll answer them live!

Our Panelists for the Evening

Aniyah Braveboy, External Affairs Associate at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona

Aniyah has dedicated her career to the advancement Black people through advocacy, policy, and legalism. She completed dual degrees in Public Service and Public Policy at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Through these programs, she has learned how to assist the public for the greater good by maximizing all resources economically and pushing for practices that promote diversity and inclusivity. She is now an External Affairs Associate for Planned Parenthood Arizona and is the Congressional Intern for Representative Greg Stanton (AZ-09)

Emily Kirkland, Executive Director of Progress Arizona

Emily came into organizing and politics through the climate movement and spent four years in New England leading campaigns to shut down coal plants, stop new natural gas pipelines and push for fossil fuel divestment, clean energy and environmental justice. She started as co-director of Progress Arizona in 2017 and became the Executive Director in summer 2019. She believes deeply in the power of organizing and movement building to build a better world.

Jeanne Woodbury, Policy & Communications Director at Equality Arizona

With a track record beginning in 2009, Jeanne has organized fundraising campaigns and conferences, managed digital media projects from audio production to large-scale text banking campaigns, and developed innovative programs like the national Trans Voter Protection Hotline. At Equality Arizona, she develops policy analysis and education for policymakers and the public, directs the organization's communications strategy, coordinates the organization’s press and media relationships, and more.