Why I Vote: Yomaira Diaz

Yomy Diaz, Community Outreach Specialist and SafeKids Coordinator

Welcome to our series to highlight why our friends and colleagues vote.

Yomy votes because she wants a better community for her family. She is most passionate about issues around Immigration and Children’s Safety. In fact, last year, Yomy was part of a coalition that successfully encouraged the State Legislature to pass a law requiring children under the age of 8 to be in a booster seat when traveling in a motor vehicle.

When she talks to her son about voting, she tells him that it is important to make your voice heard. She said: “My parents came from a country where everything was “bought.”  Here, we have a voice and we have an obligation to make it heard.”

For more information about this year’s elections, a wide coalition of Arizona medical associations came together to build a non-partisan website focused on health care issues, including voting records and more.  Check it out at www.azvoteforhealthcare.org.Early ballots can still be requested from the County Recorder (www.recorder.pima.gov/earlyreq.aspx) until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. You can examine the ballot at your leisure in the privacy of your home. When the ballot is completed, you can put it in the white ballot affidavit envelope, which must be signed by the voter, placed in the yellow postage-paid return envelope and mailed back to the Pima County Recorder’s office.

For those who want to vote the old-fashioned way, or who want to turn in their early ballots at the polling place, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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