LEGISLATIVE ALERT – WEEK OF 2/18/19

by Darrell Boomgaarden, Legislative Chair Lots going on so this will have to be brief.   Use RTS (Request To Speak) HB 2015 & SB 1458 – Both bills are designed to muzzle teachers and make the REDFORED effort more difficult in the future. OPPOSE HB 2032 – Support – Requires Charter Schools to use […]

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Legislative Alert!

USE Request to Speak or Contact Your Legislators by Email or Phone:             SB1320 – Senate Finance Committee – Moves responsibility for Audits of ESA’s (Educations Scholarship Accounts) to the State Treasurer from the Department Of Education.  Would significantly reduce the effectiveness of any audits done. OPPOSE             SB1395 – Senate Finance Committee – Requires […]

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Voting Rights Call to Action

Urgent Call to Action (h/t Indivisible) Two bad bills are headed to the Senate Floor today:  SB1046: prohibits early voters from turning their mail-in ballots any other way than by mail. SB1072: Extends Voter ID to in-person early voters. What You Can Do Make Calls to Your State Senators TODAY, Feb. 6 Call 602-536-4264. It will […]

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Environmental News and Action Alerts

by Christa Sadler, 2d Vice Chair of ADP Environmental Caucus Drought Contingency Plan Arizona finally got realistic and signed the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) on the very last day they could do so, January 31. Doing so avoided the need to have the feds step in and decide for us how our water issues would […]

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Legislative Alert: Feb 2

CONGRATULATE GOVERNOR DUCEY!!               (Yes, we just said that.) The Governor VETOED the Tax Conformity Bill on Friday.  This means that state taxes will not be reduced by around $200 million per year to conform to the 2017 Federal Tax Cut bill.  Rather than just making technical changes to conform the Arizona tax code, the […]

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Take Action: Sign Petition to Stop Voter Suppression!

In November 2018, over 220,000 Arizonans cast their ballot by delivering their mail-in ballot to their polling location instead of a mailbox. Now the Republicans in the Arizona Legislature want to change the law to require that all ballots delivered to a voter by mail must be returned to election offices by mail — no […]

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Action Alert: Federal Minimum Wage

Last week, Democratic leadership in Congress reintroduced the Raise the Wage Act (H. R. 582) in the House with 181 cosponsors and companion bill (S. 150) in the Senate with 31 cosponsors. This legislation, if enacted into law, would raise the federal minimum wage to $8.55 this year and increase the federal wage floor over the next five years to reach […]

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Action Alert: This Week in the Arizona Legislature

Use Request to Speak to make your voice heard on the following bills that are up for hearing in the Legislature this week. And/or, call or email your legislators. Use RTS to speak against HB2474 – This bill would expand the empowerment scholarship accounts.  It is a continuing effort by the Legislature to go around […]

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Action Alert: Open the Government

It’s not funny anymore. People have been suffering. Public safety is in question at airports, coastlines, and federal courthouses. The FBI can’t do its job for lack of supplies. Our leaders are calling for a nationwide action to put pressure on Republican Senators to reopen the government. Message from Speaker Pelosi: Personal stories make a […]

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Action Alert: Voter Suppression Bills Up This Week

The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing four bills that will have an adverse impact on voters if they become law. The committee meets Thursday at 9am. You can use Request to Speak to register your views or you can contact each of the committee members by phone or email as listed below. SB […]

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