What's Behind these Calls to Action?
Organizations throughout the country are coordinating to resist reactionary elements in our nation. You can help to make that resistance effective by coordinating the timing of your calls, emails, and postcards with those of other activists. That's why we publish these Action Alerts. We are coordinating with Indivisible Project, Arizona House Democrats, the Arizona Democratic Party, Anne Schneider's Arizona Legislative Alerts, Together We Will Northern Arizona, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Sierra Club, and the ACLU, among others.
These are holding actions and we support and participate in them. To accomplish change, the most important thing you can do is stay informed and persuade everyone who supports progressive change to vote for Democrats in 2020. Make sure your neighbors and everyone you know is registered to vote, signed up for vote-by-mail, and actually votes. Don't wait, start now.
- We are in week 19 of the current session. The State Budget will be introduced this week. Word is that Ducey and the Republican leaders have an agreement, but whether the rank and file will fall in line is uncertain. Be sure to call your representatives to insist that education, among other priorities, gets fully […]
- We are in day 120 of the legislature session – it is nominally supposed to last 100 days. The delay is due to disagreements over the budget. Remember to send your ideas on budget priorities to your representatives. SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE STRONGLY – These bills & continuing resolutions […]
- SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE – These bills & continuing resolutions would make it almost impossible to get ballot initiatives onto the ballot by making the petition process very complex and difficult. These measures would require 10% of signatures on a citizen’s initiative be collected from every single county in […]
- All the bills listed below could be submitted for floor votes at anytime. Be prompt with your contacts with our representatives. Education bills appear in a separate list at the end after the general list. The budget is being worked on now in the Legislature. Contact your representatives and let them know your priorities. Some […]
- SB 1188 – OPPOSE – Allows purging of Permanent Early Voting List, taking the “Permanent” out of what voters anticipate in their voter registration. Would decrease voter participation. SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Puts a cap the School Tuition Credits from Corporations. These credits take money out of the general fund which supports public schools. […]
- House Democrats need 11 more votes to pass a $15 federal minimum wage as called for in the 2016 DNC platform. The bill would phase in the increase over 5 years. An alternative bill would allow lower wages in low cost-of-living regions. “Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran supports raising the federal minimum wage and he is […]
- Please contact your legislators regarding these bills. The legislature is behind — which should mean a busy week. And, they have yet to seriously start of the big enchilada — The Budget. Education Bills SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Bill would end the 20% annual automatic growth of corporate private school tax credits by gradually […]
- by Louise Hublitz The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired in December. and still has not been renewed. Originally, passed into law in 1994 the VAWA recognized the severity of the crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and that individual states were not doing enough to protect women by creating comprehensive laws […]
- Criminal Justice Bill Alerts The following are bills related to Criminal Justice in Arizona. They are out of committee so it is not possible to use the RTS system. Contact your Senators about these bills this week. CONTACT Senators – LD6 & LD7 Sylvia Allen (R) LD6 SAllen@azleg.gov 602-926-5409 Jamescita Peshlakai (D) LD7 JPeshlakai@azleg.gov […]
- SB 1188 is worth a special call to your legislator this week. We’ve had permanent early voting in Arizona — a ballot-by-mail system that’s a model for the nation — and SB 1188 would take that away. It’s one more voter suppression attempt, plain and simple. SB 1188 would drop voters from the Permanent Early […]