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Join in on ballot prop. discussions through OLLI

"Analyzing the Arizona Ballot Propositions" is an OLLI class that will meet on Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Sept. 6 to Oct. 11, before the November elections. There will be a facilitator and a co-facilitator.

Active class participation will add to the understanding of what these propositions entail. Class members will select Arizona ballot propositions of interest and will then work in pairs to role-play two friends having an intelligent discussion (not a debate) about the proposition.

The "for" and "against" arguments regarding each ballot proposition published in the State of Arizona Ballot Propositions & Judicial Performance Review pamphlet, available in September, will be discussed.

The class will look into motives and possible biases of the writers of the "for" and "against" arguments. "Analysis by Legislative Council" and "Fiscal Impact Summary" will also be included in general class discussions.

A few interesting hand-picked ballot propositions from other states will be reviewed as well. A substantially smaller amount of time will be spent on the Judicial Performance Reviews, and there may be time to discuss each participant's decision as to how he or she wants to vote on each judge.

It is important to make informed decisions as one votes on the issues this fall. Being well informed will also be fun and stimulating when participating in this class.

For more information regarding membership and registration for this class as well as other OLLI classes of interest, call the OLLI office at 717-7634, ext. 237.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is a peer directed membership organization at Yavapai College's Prescott campus and NAU's Prescott Valley building, next to the library. OLLI offers over 200 peer facilitated classes during five, 6-week sessions a year. For more information or to get on the mailing list, call 717-7634.

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