Fast Actions (State Legislature)

February 28, 2021 BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up: CHILDREN HB2410 – SUPPORT – Would help prevent the injury and death of newborns and infants by increasing the age of infants who qualify under safe haven placement protocols […]

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Federal/County Legislative Alert 2/28/2021

Provided with the help of the Democrats of the Red Rocks FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – For Senators Kelly and Sinema: Thanks on Sponsored Bills, Filibuster Removal, Covid-19 relief bill:  Please call and thank both Senators for Co-Sponsoring the Equality Act and the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Equality Act that would include Sexual Orientation and Gender […]

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Arizona Legislative Alert 2/28/2021

It’s a light week right now as the AZ Legislature shifts bills between houses.  Next week will see a return to the flurry of activity.  Be alert for a number of very bad bills to resurface as they make their way through their sister chamber.  This might be a good week to focus on lobbying […]

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Wrong-Headed Way to Reopen Economy by AZ Legislature

The Arizona legislature, dominated of course by Republicans, wants to prevent lawsuits against businesses that have ignored commonsense health guidelines during the pandemic, Lobbyists claim these restrictions are “key to Arizona’s comeback.” But if the normal disincentives for negligent behavior are removed during a pandemic, won’t that discourage people from coming out of their homes […]

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Haaland Commits to Work With Manchin on Mutual Priorities

At her confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland reminded Senator Manchin that her home state of New Mexico, and she, know something about mines polluting water supplies. To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s questioning, please click here. Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural […]

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Call for Eleanor Roosevelt Award Nominations – 2021

The Eleanor Roosevelt Award is presented annually to members of our community whose work and service to the people of Coconino County embody the ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt. The Executive Committee is now accepting nominations for this award to be presented at the Grand Finale of our Roosevelt-Kennedy Fundraising Drive on April 21. These nominations […]

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Fast Action (State Legislature)

BILL ALERTS for people who are short on time. Use “My Bill Positions” in the RTS side bar menu to give these bills a thumbs-up or thumbs-down: ANIMAL WELFARE SB 1238 – SUPPORT – Bans Animal and Cockfighting Paraphernalia. This bill would prohibit a person from knowingly possessing, purchasing, or selling equipment and supplies used in animal […]

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Federal/County Legislative Alert 2/21/2021

Provided with the help of the Democrats of the Red Rocks FEDERAL ACTION ALERT For Senator Kelly:  Senator Kelly has not expressed a position on four crucial areas of concern to Democrats that would protect voters’ rights, make Washington DC a state, and on removing the filibuster.  Please urge him to issue a statement of […]

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Arizona Legislative Alert 2/21/2021

NOTE TO EVERYONE!!  We have made recommendations on these alerts for 165 bills, both for and against.  We have seen two very bad bills fail committee vote – SB1419 and SB1482 and killed dozens more before they were discussed.  A total of 32 of the bills we support have successfully moved through the legislative process […]

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Americans Haven’t Heard Much About Biden Rescue Plan But They Like What They Have Heard

Seventy-three percent of Americans support aspects of the American Rescue Plan — compared to just 19 percent who oppose it — including 71 percent of Independents and 53 percent of Republicans. This level of support is nearly identical to the 72 percent supportive of the Rescue Plan just two weeks ago. And even among those […]

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