In 2009 Justice Sandra O’Connor charged the founding O’Connor House Board to create a vision and mission to ensure good governance for Arizona.

Thus came O’Connor House’s mission . . .To create an Arizona where important policy decisions are made through a process of civil discussion, critical analysis of facts and informed participation of all citizens. And its Mission . . . To continue Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy of solving important social, economic and political problems through “civil talk that leads to civic action.”

To commemorate National Voter Registration Day on September 24th, O’Connor House and the League of Women Voters are joining forces in Arizona to elevate the state’s national ranking by increasing voter registration and encouraging turnout. Following the 2012 elections, Arizona ranked 45th in the nation for voter turnout.

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In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. Securing our democracy, she realized, requires teaching the next generation to understand and respect our system of governance. Today iCivics is used in all 50 States. In Arizona, O’Connor House and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education are leading the way in promoting iCivics use in the classroom and at home. iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

"Welcome to iCivics: A video for educators, students and parents"

O’Connor House is pleased to present a new video featuring iCivics in use in Pinal County, Arizona. To watch the video please click HERE.

To learn more about iCivics and hear a message from Justice O'Connor, watch a video HERE