Local nonprofit calling on teachers to register to vote - Tucson News Now

Local nonprofit calling on teachers to register to vote

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PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) -

With election day right around the corner, a local nonprofit is calling on teachers to register to vote.

Organizers with Tucson Values Teachers have been reaching out to educators for months now.

“Teachers do vote, but we want to get more of them out there," said teacher Erin Eccleston. "They do vote and their voice does matter."

The local nonprofit has been holding workshops to get more teachers and school staff involved in the upcoming election. which is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

"We need to move Arizona out of the lower ranks and move us into a competitive place where we can have quality education for all children,” said Katie Rogerson, Director of Tucson Values Teachers.

They are working to give teachers the approximately 11,000 teachers in Pima County the tools to make an informed decisions when voting on classroom needs.

"Teachers have a lot of expertise," Eccleston said. "They are the experts when it comes to education and what’s working in the classroom. They are on the frontline every single day. So their voice has a lot of value."

According to Rogerson, local teachers vote at a 22 percent higher rate than Pima County voters.

If you've moved or changed your name, you will need to fill out a new voter registration form at www.servicearizona.com

See if your registration is current by going to www.recorder.pima.gov and clicking on "check your registration."

Call the Pima County Recorder’s Office at 520-724-4330 if you have questions.

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