What Democrats Tried to Do in the Legislature

With the deadline to move bills from their assigned committee gone, we thought we’d share a sample of what Republicans refused to hear in committee so far this year.

  1. A repeal of the “no promo homo” law, which would have allowed health education to be taught appropriately and stopped shaming LGBTQ youth.
  2. The Equal Rights Amendment, which would have made Arizona the 38th and final state to pass this constitutional amendment.
  3. Bills to fully fund public education in Arizona. (In fact, Republicans voted instead to take more money away from public education)
  4. Non-discrimination protections in employment and housing for the LGBTQ community.
  5. Multiple bills to expand voter protections, make it easier to register to vote, and make it easier to use your right to vote.
  6. House and Senate companion bills that would require schools to post the vaccination rate for their student body on the school’s website.
  7. Banning the harmful and inhumane practice of conversion therapy in Arizona.

This is why it’s so important to focus on down-ballot races — especially in a Presidential year when the media will be overpowering us with Presidential race news. That’s our job — will you help?

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