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Don't Miss Out! Rural Action Summit in Florence, AZ!

Posted Date: 05/22/2023


Join SOSAZ, Indivisible and others to learn about how to advocate for fully-funded public schools and better resourced communities. Connect with local advocates, meet new friends, and leave armed with new strategies & inspiration!

When: Saturday June 3, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch,

3855 N Sun City Blvd, Florence, AZ


Lunch Provided + Organizer Tote Bag


Special Keynote Speaker: Kris Mayes, AZ Attorney General


You are invited to join our first Rural Action Summit in 2023 hosted by Save Our Schools Arizona and Indivisible. It’s time to get fired up for big wins locally and statewide in 2024! This is the time for us to come together and learn about what is important in our rural communities, including school board, city council or legislative opportunities that will bring meaningful, positive change for you and your neighbors.


You will spend time getting to know like-minded people from your area and have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of what it means to be engaged in your community. This is a building year and we have brought together several organizations that will provide mini-workshops focused on: 

  • Community engagement (neighbor to neighbor = local teams and outreach) 
  • Organizing 101 (story of self, opportunity exploration and self care)
  • Messaging/social media (effective dialogue and social media basics)
  • Direct community contact (phone/text banking and door to door outreach)

Our overall goal is to connect you to organizations that align with your values and be inspired to work together as we move Arizona forward! We will provide a welcoming, safe space for you to explore local activism and discover how you see yourself joining our efforts. 


If you've been wondering how, when, or with whom to become active in our state, look no further!


We will have amazing  speakers throughout the day, free lunch provided, and all participants will get a free tote bag full of fun and useful goodies.


This event has been sponsored by partner organizations so attendance is FREE but you must sign up in advance.



Born and raised on a tree farm in Prescott, Kris attended public schools with her brother and sister. She studied political science and journalism at Arizona State University, and earned her law degree from ASU as well as a Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University. 


Kris' political career began as press secretary for Janet Napolitano's campaign for governor. She served as Corporation Commissioner from 2003-2010. 


Since 2010, she has worked as a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Global Sustainability and teaches a course on energy law for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.


Kris lives in Phoenix with her daughter Hattie.

The program will cover practical, on-the-ground organizing training with a focus on rural spaces, as well as effective communication to connect with your audience, and self-care strategies. Sign up to receive updates and advance materials.


Plus, mingling and trading contacts with other Arizona organizers provides invaluable networking opportunities! 


Free Lunch  •  Swag  •  Networking  •  Inspiration  •  Training 



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Save Our Schools Arizona
PO Box 28370
Tempe, AZ 85285
United States

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