Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 24, 2020

Most of these bills are not available for Request to Speak since there are only a few committees meeting this week.  The bills are transitioning from one house to the other this week so most of these are scheduled for floor votes this week.  We recommend that folks e-mail or call the legislators to express […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to representatives who passed HR 4

I am writing to thank Arizona Representatives O’Halleran and Kirkpatrick for voting YES on HR 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. As we head into an election year, I am very troubled by lack of vigorous action to protect the security of voting across this country. I am even more troubled by recent […]

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Voting on Election Day should be easier

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a mandate in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that forced certain states with a history of voter discrimination to receive federal approval before making any change to their electoral processes. Arizona was one of these states, and since 2013 more than half of the polling places in […]

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Arizona Senators should support “For the People Act”

Sep 8, 2019 Our democratic government and society depend upon the integrity of our elections. I believe that all of us, regardless of political party, desire the continued ability to participate in, and trust the results of, our open elections. Yet many states have failed to take steps to assure the security of ballots, and […]

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Partisan politics have no place in voting rights

Many long for the days when our two-party system tried to work for the benefit of the people of the United States. The hostility generated by party politics must stop. Our country has been polarized before and especially during and after the election of 2016. The strategy of this administration has been to divide and […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 29, 2019

SB 1188 – OPPOSE – Allows purging of Permanent Early Voting List, taking the “Permanent” out of what voters anticipate in their voter registration.  Would decrease voter participation. SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Puts a cap the School Tuition Credits from Corporations.  These credits take money out of the general fund which supports public schools. […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 22, 2019

Please contact your legislators regarding these bills. The legislature is behind — which should mean a busy week. And, they have yet to seriously start of the big enchilada — The Budget. Education Bills SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Bill would end the 20% annual automatic growth of corporate private school tax credits by gradually […]

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Arizona Republicans working to make voting harder

Why has it become more difficult to vote over the last ten years in Arizona? There has been no evidence of voter fraud in our state, but the Republican controlled Arizona Legislature continues to pass laws that put up obstacles to voting. The answer is simple. Power. Due to the changing demographics in our state, […]

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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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Key Voter Suppression Bill Scheduled for Hearing March 5

Republicans are chipping away at our right to vote. This week the AZ House Elections Committee will consider a bill to make it more difficult to early vote in person. SB 1072 is on the agenda for Tuesday’s House Elections committee. The bill would require identification at early voting centers. It passed out of the […]

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