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Diane Brown
Executive Director

Author: Diane Brown

Executive Director

(602) 252-9227

Started on staff: 1985
B.S., Springfield College; M.Ed., Springfield College

Diane directs the policy and campaign priorities for Arizona PIRG. She helped lead members of the Coalition for Transportation Choices advocating for Proposition 104 in Phoenix—one of the boldest investments in public transportation passed in the nation. Diane is the recipient of recent awards from the Phoenix Business Journal, the League of Women Voters of Arizona and the Arizona League of Conservation Voters. Diane was previously the executive director of Illinois PIRG, and an assistant organizing director with the Student PIRGs.

In our ballot statement to Phoenix voters, Arizona PIRG highlighted the following benefits of light rail:

·       Light rail helps business executives and employees get to their jobs.

·       Light rail helps senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and others that have challenges driving get around.

·       Light rail helps families enjoy ball games and events in Phoenix.

·       Light rail helps high school and college students get to class.

·       Light rail helps connect family and friends.

·       Light rail saves money for consumers. When the cost of operating and maintaining a vehicle is taken into account, it is less expensive to ride light rail than to drive.

·       Light rail reduces air pollution increasing the likelihood that tourists will want to visit Phoenix and provide a boost to the economy. Additionally, poor air quality too often results in asthma attacks and other respiratory illnesses and negatively impacts the health of those of us that live and/or work in Phoenix.

Arizona PIRG is pleased that Phoenix citizens once again voted (4th time since 2000) to recognize light rail as a beneficial transportation and to keep light rail on track.

Diane Brown
Executive Director

Author: Diane Brown

Executive Director

(602) 252-9227

Started on staff: 1985
B.S., Springfield College; M.Ed., Springfield College

Diane directs the policy and campaign priorities for Arizona PIRG. She helped lead members of the Coalition for Transportation Choices advocating for Proposition 104 in Phoenix—one of the boldest investments in public transportation passed in the nation. Diane is the recipient of recent awards from the Phoenix Business Journal, the League of Women Voters of Arizona and the Arizona League of Conservation Voters. Diane was previously the executive director of Illinois PIRG, and an assistant organizing director with the Student PIRGs.