URGENT! Arizona Legislative mid-week update 6/23/2021

URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!

 Need people to call/text/fax/email Legislators to tell them to vote NO on the current budget package! 

They will be voting tomorrow (Thursday).  Democrats walked out yesterday to block the budget bill that includes a massive tax cut, inadequate funding for education and other public services, and also several non-budget bills (anti education bills) that had been killed in committee. 

The current budget package contains a 2.5% flat tax, to be implemented by 2025, that would reduce the General Fund by $1.9 BILLION by then and would continue into the future.  Such a provision would impact “regular” folks – those earning, say less than $1100,000 per year, by reducing state income tax by about 3% or maybe $200.  The impact for those earning $1 Million per year would be to reduce state income taxes by 42% or over $100,000!!  Clearly designed to reward wealthy Arizonans at the expense of the rest of us.

Remember, it takes a simple majority in the Legislature to reduce taxes but it takes a 2/3 majority in both houses to increase them!!  If this flat tax passes it will be with us for a very, very long time.

Need people to call/text/fax/email Legislators to tell them to vote NO on the current budget package! 

NOW!!!

Here is the contact information for our Legislators:

SENATE:

LD 6 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042

LD 7 – Jamescita Peshlakai 602-926-3160

President Karen Fann 602-926-5874

Majority Ldr Rick Gray 602-926-5413

HOUSE:

LD 6 – Walt Blackman 602-926-3043

LD 6 – Brenda Barton 602-926-3421

LD 7 – Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren 602-926-3069

LD 7 – Myron Tsosie 602-926-3157

Speaker Russell Bowers 602-926-3128

Majority Ldr Ben Toma 602-926-3298

CONTACT THE GOVERNOR AS BILLS MOVE TO HIM TO SIGN

IT IS BEST TO CALL HIS OFFICE TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION – 602-542-4331.

IF YOU TWEET – SEND YOUR OPPOSITION VIA TWITTER – @DOUGDUCEY 

(He hates to get Tweets it seems!!)

USE RESISTBOT as well:

  1.  Click on “Messages” on your iphone
  2. Type in 504-09 and hit send
  3. Type in “Resist” and send
  4. Follow requests for information that appear
  5. Select the person you want to send a message to – legislator, governor, etc.
  6. Draft your message and hit send
  7. Resist bot takes care of the rest.
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