Deployed to Iraq in 2003, US Marine Corps field radio operator Joanna Sweatt took cover in tight-spaced bunkers for hours at a time – a tour of service laden with the stresses of being in a war zone that led to a blood clotting disease.
Now, more than a decade after she was first diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and medically discharged from the Marine Corps, the 43-year-old credits Arizona’s vote-by-mail system with granting her access to the ballot box last November.
“Standing in long lines is not practical for me,” she said.
Sweatt, a lead organizer for the progressive veterans PAC Common Defense,
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