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Phoenix Business Leaders Advocate Against Proposed Voting Laws

Civic and business leaders known as the Greater Phoenix Leadership are speaking out against proposed changes to how elections are conducted in Arizona. 

GPL includes 40 executives of Arizona-based businesses that advocate for state infrastructure and policy.

It has signed an editorial in the Arizona Capitol Times entitled “Disenfranchising Voters is not ‘Election Reform,” to protest three bills in the state Legislature that would change early voting.

The editorial says these bills only “feed the paranoia” associated with the state’s election process, and asks that legislators vote no.

Two of the three bills are in the House after passing the Senate, while one bill has stalled in the Senate.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to correct the statuses of the voting bills. 

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Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.