Distinguished Speakers Series

in Collaboration with

Wednesday April 30, 2014



Creating a Functioning Democracy"

Following Their Remarks, Senators Nunn and Simpson Will Join     Justice O'Connor for Q&A

Moderated By
Dan Crippen
National Governors Association Executive Director
Congressional Budget Office Former Director

Luncheon & Program ~ Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

For $75 General Admission Seating, Click HERE.

For VIP Reception and VIP Luncheon Seating please consider joining the O'Connor House Patrons Circle. Click here for more information.



Last Fall O'Connor House launched The Great Voter Challenge to encourage voter registration, provide non-partisan voter education information resources and promote greater voter turnout. An informational voter registration poster was created and distributed to libraries across the state of Arizona.

If you'd like to request a Great Voter Challenge poster for your workplace, please email your request to info@oconnorhouse.org.



Oral History Project:

Call For Memories

Do you have a memory, interesting anecdote or item that could be included in the Sandra Day O'Connor Oral History Project? Did your personal or professional path cross that of Justice O’Connor?  Every memory is welcome and individuals are invited to contact O’Connor House with their stories or information via email at memories@oconnorhouse.org.


O'Connor House is seeking additional funding necessary for the Sandra Day O'Connor Oral History Project. To donate please click HERE or to receive more information.



Watch the video, CLICK HERE.


O'Connor House Conversation Series

$50 for the Complete Set

Justice O'Connor conducts lively interviews with some of Arizona's most prominent past and present statesmen.


If you missed the acclaimed series,

you can now purchase your own three-disk set!

* Purchase full three-disk DVD set for $50 plus

$5.00 flat rate shipping & handling fee.

All proceeds benefit O'Connor House.

For a DVD order form click HERE

The Arizona Centennial Series features:


  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  • U.S. Senator John McCain
  • U.S. Senator John Kyl
  • Governor Rose Mofford
  • Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
  • Senator Dennis Deconcini
  • Representative John Shadegg
  • Senator Jeff Flake
  • Vice President Dan Quayle
  • Congressman Ed Pastor

What began as a project to move a house, has become an effort to move a state and the nation
In 2006, the historic adobe home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was slated for demolition. When a few community leaders met to plan its relocation, they didn't realize that the O'Connor House would become both a physical location and a symbolic movement to rebuild the way Arizona solves its pressing political, economic and social issues.
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"My hope is to

re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views."

Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation.

What is O'Connor House?

Watch The Video HERE

In the 25 years that John and I lived in our adobe house, we hosted many events – for friends, colleagues, foreign visitors, legislators , members of Congress, and other distinguished individuals. We brought people together from both sides of the aisle (R-D) and from other perspectives to share a home-cooked meal and good conversation, which resulted in a better chance of reaching consensus.

We all know that it's easier to reach agreement with friends—and we make friends through social contacts and shared experiences. When you become better acquainted and enjoy each other's company, you're less apt to be partisan and at odds when you are back at work [in Washington, in the state legislature, in town council meeting or in other venues where people come together to participate in democracy].

I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving.

This is what I want O'Connor House to stand for. We can do it.

The possibilities are endless."

- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor