Federal Action Alert- 3/26/2021

Produced in cooperation with Democrats of the Red Rocks

For Senators Kelly and Sinema: 

Gun control:  SB763 regulating assault weapons and SB591 re background checksThis is a must given the recent horrific shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. Enough is enough!  Join Biden has called for the Senate to pass these bills! 

Sample voice mail or email:  “My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX, Arizona.  

After the mass shootings in Florida and Colorado it’s even more imperative that you ensure the passage of SB763 which would regulate assault weapons and SB591 to prohibiting firearms dealers from selling a firearm before completion of a background check.  After so many senseless deaths it’s time to reform or repeal the filibuster and pass these sensible laws that are supported by the vast majority of Americans.”

Voting Rights and Filibuster AGAIN (Yes, we’ve done it before but we need to keep hammering away!  It’s red hot now) 

For Senators Kelly and Sinema: 

The house of Democracy is on fire with events in Georgia and in our AZ Legislature: Please contact both Senators AGAIN and ask them to co-sponsor the “For the People Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” and let them know their efforts are almost meaningless without their support for the removal of the filibuster.  

Sample voice mail or email FOR EITHER SENATOR:  “My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX, Arizona.  Arizona’s Republican legislators have currently introduced 19 horrible voter suppression laws.  We urgently need your maximum support of the For the People Act (S1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” (S4) to counteract this trend in Arizona and the nation.

I urge you to support removing or modifying the filibuster.  If you refuse to do this, at least publicly shoulder the responsibility for finding 10 Republican senators to support these bills, so that we can have some hope of protecting our voting rights.   

Sen. Sinema:  Call (202) 224-4521 (DC) or (602) 598-7327.  Email via her website at “http://www.sinema.senate.gov”  Tag the Senator at @senatorsinema,

Sen. Mark Kelley: Call (202) 224-2235 (DC),  Email via his website at http://www.kelly.senate.gov Tag the Senator at @senmarkkelly

For Representative O’Halleran: 

Support HB994 “Justice Is Not For Sale Act” (Ban private prisons and jails)   This bill, drafted by Rep. Grijalva and co-sponsored by Rep. Ruben Gallego would prohibit for-profit entities from running state and local prisons or jails.   Here we ask Rep. O’Halleran to support the bill and to stop taking contributions from the private prison industry (FEC filings show he accepted a $1,000 contribution on June 28, 2019 from Management Training Services which runs Arizona’s Marana based prison).  

Script: “My name is XXXX and I live in XXXXX, Arizona.  

Thank you for your work.  I am urging you to join Rep. Gallego in supporting and co sponsoring Rep. Grijalva’s HB994 “Justice is Not for Sale Act” that would eliminate for profit private prisons.   I am further requesting that in the future, you not accept any future contributions from the private prison lobby including from the Management Training Corporation who run the state prison in Marana.  For profit prisons should have no place in our criminal justice system.”
Rep. O’Halleran: Call (202) 225-3361 or send an email via his website at http://www.ohalleran.house.gov

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