Kathy McKee, director of Protect Arizona Now, an organization working for the enforcement of immigration laws, will speak at the regular public meeting of the Citizens Awareness Committee at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8 at the Payson Public Library.
PAN is circulating petitions to put the Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act on the November ballot. It requires proof of citizenship to register to vote in Arizona, photo identification at the polls, and proof of eligibility to receive non-federally mandated public benefits.
The organization claims that state and local officials are allowing illegal aliens to register to vote "by the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands," and that the state's Medicaid program, AHCCCS, has experienced a budget increase of 600 percent in three years because it is providing services to illegal aliens.
For more information on PAN or to volunteer to gather signatures, call (623) 225-7122, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.pan2004.com.