Senator Quezada Update on What’s Happening in the Capitol

Concerned about the state of education in Arizona? Upset about the attack on voting rights? Worried about proposed legislation? Join us for a legislative update from Arizona State Senator Martin Quezada on current proposed legislation as it relates to education and voting rights. Senator Quezada is a recognized leader in Arizona and across the country. […]

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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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Legislative Alerts -Week of March 3, 2019

USE RTS (Request to Speak): HB 2186 – SUPPORT – Would outlaw actions that bring attention to students who are unable to pay for a school meal. HCR2005 – OPPOSE – Would ask voters to restrict initiative and referendum processes by requiring ballot measures to collect signatures from a percentage of voters in each of […]

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What Democrats Tried to Do in the Legislature

With the deadline to move bills from their assigned committee gone, we thought we’d share a sample of what Republicans refused to hear in committee so far this year. A repeal of the “no promo homo” law, which would have allowed health education to be taught appropriately and stopped shaming LGBTQ youth. The Equal Rights […]

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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) Updates: SB 1320 – Oppose – transfer of ESA oversight to Treasury from Education – sponsored by D Livingston who’s wife ran unsuccessfully for superintendent of schools  – a position now held by a […]

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Democrats Act in AZ Legislature

Last week, 18 Democratic-led bills were heard and fifteen passed out of committee, a majority with unanimous support. (That’s an 83% success rate.) These bills highlight how Democrats continue to fight for all Arizonans: Medical treatment for veterans (Rep. Espinoza HCM2001: deported veterans; medical treatment) Financial relief for college students (Sen. Navarrete SB1373: appropriation; Maricopa […]

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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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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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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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Request to Speak Training

The Coconino County Democratic Party invites you to learn about Request to Speak — a method for lobbying our State Legislature from your own computer. Our trainer is Carmen Alexander from the Phoenix-based Civic Engagement Beyond Voting organization. Seating will be limited, so please contact the office to sign up in advance. The opportunity is […]

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