Do you know if your candidates are “4 Education”?

“Vote 4 Education” is a statewide voter outreach initiative developed by Expect More Arizona, a nonpartisan partnership dedicated to making education Arizona’s top priority.  The campaign is designed to rally voters to make education their priority the 2010 elections.  Along with online voter resources, “Vote 4 Education” urges Arizonans to use their votes to support education and ensure the candidates they choose are unwavering advocates for education.

Since before the primary elections in August, volunteers across the state have gone door-to-door as part of a“50,000 Households Walk” to get the word out about why education is a critical issue in this election year.  Equipped with “Are They 4 Education?”  door hangers and other materials, “Vote 4 Education” advocates were out in force urging their neighbors to make education their hot-button issue when casting a ballot.

Throughout the month of October, volunteers will continue their crusade for education with a goal of reaching yet another 50,000 households to encourage their fellow residents to vote and to make their ballot count as a “Vote 4 Education.”  The big “50,000 Households Walk” will take place on October 23rd and 24th and anyone is welcomed to participate.

“Education is everybody’s business.  It is such a critical issue and has such an impact on our quality of life that we have to spread the word about the importance of putting it at the top of the list this election cycle,” said Nicole Magnuson, executive director of Expect More Arizona.  “Our polling shows people have the desire to make education their priority and that they want leaders who share their values – making the 2010 elections especially important.”

The “4 Questions” voters are encouraged to ask of themselves are designed to help voters decide on their own who will get their vote at the ballot box. Before they vote – whether early, by mail or at the polls – the 4 questions voters are encouraged to ask themselves about their candidates are:

  • Is education one of their top two priorities?
  • Do they have a clear plan with specific strategies for how they will address the biggest issues affecting education in our state?
  • Are they willing to invest resources in education to support Arizona’s long-term success?
  • How will they challenge Arizonans to expect more and do more for education?

To help bring attention to education as a priority election issue, submit your name and contact information to Donna Davis at  All volunteer teams will be provided with collateral materials and t-shirts prior to walk day. See Donna spreading the “Vote 4 Education” message in the video below.

Paid for by Expect More Arizona – Vote 4 Education, No on 302 – Protect Early Childhood Health/Development Funds.  Major funding by Expect More Arizona, a fund of the Arizona Community  Foundation.  The Vote 4 Education campaign is funded in its entirety by Helios Education Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation through Expect More Arizona and does not use public funds.