Just like the weather phenomenon called a haboob (a dust storm that appears in the Arizona desert), Operation Haboob (OH) is bringing together diverse groups and individuals in a statewide, non-partisan alliance to create a storm of voices and utilize our collective power to:
Arizonans are calling for a new agenda for the state’s future: The People’s Agenda for Arizona. The People’s Agenda for Arizona will clearly define the issues most important to the people of Arizona, not to special interests, lobbyists, or outsiders. The People’s Agenda is more than a list of policy goals. It is a platform for long-term education and organizing.
To develop the People’s Agenda for Arizona, the YWCA Arizona listened to and gathered the insights of almost 2,000 Arizonans. We thank our neighbors from every corner of the state who took the time to share their hopes for Arizona’s future. Based on this outreach and input, the YWCA determined that the people of Arizona prioritize the following:
In the months to come, the YWCA and the Operation Haboob Alliance will distribute the People’s Agenda for Arizona statewide. The YWCA will mobilize hundreds of our neighbors to use the People’s Agenda for Arizona as an educational tool at townhall meetings, community gatherings, editorial boards, neighborhood associations, boardrooms, churches, and other places where concerned Arizonans gather.
We present Arizona Thrives: The People’s Agenda 10-Point Plan, that identifies the concerns heard from Arizonans and The People’s Agenda for Arizona, which will guide our work over the next two years as we seek to rebuild community and revive democracy.
American democracy depends on all of us contributing our voices and our votes to ensure that our values are embodied by our elected leaders and enacted in our laws.
Click here to sign up as a Huddle Host and you’ll be sent a free Operation Haboob Handbook.
Huddle Hosts duties include:
For more information about how you can get involved or to volunteer your time, email Mari Herreras or call at 520-884-7810.