Violence Against Women Act Languishes in the Senate

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 […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 15, 2019

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                   602-926-5409 Jamescita Peshlakai (D) LD7 […]

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Not-Permanent Early Voting

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 […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 7, 2019

USE RTS: (Most of the RTS input needs to be done no later than noon on Monday, 4/8) SB 1173 – SUPPORT – Bill would continue to provide supplemental child care assistance to parents who go back to school to further their employment goals. SB 1291 – OPPOSE – Incredibly this bill would legalize nunchuku, […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 1, 2019

Unfortunately, these are not April Fool’s jokes. Some bad bills this week! We are beyond the RTS process, so contact our legislators the old-fashioned way: Sylvia Allen (R) LD 6                                            602-926-5409 Bob Thorpe  (R) LD 6                                       602-926-5219 Walt Blackman (R) LD 6                       602-926-3043  Jamescita Peshlakai (D) LD 7 […]

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LEGISLATIVE ALERTS ~ Week of March 25, 2019

Things are heating up in Phoenix and it’s not just the temperature. This is a long list, but it’s filled with important stuff from top to bottom. Use Request to Speak (RTS): SB 1149 – SUPPORT – Slow down the use of Tax Credits by requiring a review by a bipartisan commission HB 2125 – […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of March 18, 2019

RTS OPPORTUNITIES: SB1485 – Support – Puts a cap on tax credits for STO (Student Tuition Organization) tax credits. SB1099 – Support – “Patriotic” students bill – allows group access to schools HB2026 – Oppose – Muzzles Teachers SB1300 – Support – Low income housing program SB 1088 – Support – Provide dental coverage through […]

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We Need Net Neutrality!

The FCC ignored overwhelming public demands and rescinded the protections we need to keep the Internet free and fair. Finally, we have the National Net Neutrality legislation we’ve been waiting for! Tell your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the Save the Internet Act. We need this common sense bipartisan legislation The Save The Internet Act would restore the […]

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT ~ Week of March 11, 2019

It’s a busy week in the legislature. Lots of bills will be on the floor of each House and there are important committee hearings, too. Make your voice heard by using Request to Speak or call or write your representatives whose contact info we provide below. USE RTS:          HB 2125 – & SB 1242 – […]

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Environmental/Water Alerts – Week of March 3, 2019

CONTACT AZ HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES:             Bob Thorpe  –                             602-926-5219             Walt Blackman –                    602-926-3043 HB 2609 – OPPOSE – Harquahala Non-Expansion Area: Groundwater Transfer.  It allows landowners (private water investment companies) to extract water to a depth of 1500’ rather than the current limit of 1000’ and transport it to an active […]

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