This Week’s Legislative Actions:
March 8, 2021
Where are we with Arizona legislation?
The Arizona State Legislature is in full session with a tsunami of repressive and destructive power-grab legislation. The system is extremely confusing.
Thank goodness for Citizens Engagement Beyond Voting and Melinda Iyer who puts out the Arizona Legislature Weekly Update for untying this Gordion Knot. Get informed and learn what to do next by clicking HERE
Here’s a “simplified, graphic version” of how a bill becomes law in Arizona: HERE
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OUR REPRESENTATIVES:
RTS description and training listed at the bottom of this email.
Sign up for the CEBV newsletter: HERE
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Stop the Arizona Legislature from stealing constitutionally mandated power from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Contact your representatives to vote against these bills:
HB2248, HB2737, SB1175, SB1459.
Use RTS to oppose SB1175.
Stop the State from moving backward in time regarding the use of clean renewable energy!Email the Corporation Commission Members (ALL OF THEM– BELOW) to tell them to BRING CLEAN ENERGY RULES TO A VOTE.Post on social media to get attention to the issue. The other side is attacking clean energy!
More information on pending environmental legislation Sierra Club Legislative Report: CLICK HERE
ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION MEMBERS
Sandra Kennedy, Commissioner
Social Media; @sandradkennedyLea Marquez Peterson, Chairwoman
Social Media: @LeaPeterson
Jim O’Connor, Commissioner
–Jim Stein, Chair Environment Team
EDUCATION LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS ARIZONA NETWORK
Public Ed Community Action Team
We can cannot emphasize this enough:
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO THIS WEEK IS CALL THE HOUSE
Good news: The House is the more reasonable chamber this year. We have an opportunity to kill these bills if and only if *WE GET LOUD.* Most of our lawmakers have only one pressure point – public pressure.
Pro tip: We need ALL of our lawmakers to hear from us (supportive of public schools and non-supportive) because our friendly lawmakers need to make the case that they’re hearing from us.
Request to Speak
Support HB 2705
Oppose SB1118, SB1041 & SB1105
Read bill details here >
Full SOSAZ Weekly Education Report
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, 928.899.4388 (text or call)
Northern AZ Outreach Coordinators Save Our Schools AZ Network
How To Use The Request To Speak (RTS) System
PRESCOTT RTS: Good evening, fellow armchair activists!
Join us tomorrow, Sunday at 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83530222887
This week we again have not so many bills to comment on, but there are many calls and emails to make where we can share our views with either our reps or the sponsors of the bills. l.
Join us tomorrow at 8:30 to discuss how we can best make our voices heard and anticipate what’s coming up as the legislative session draws to a close.
Cheers, Abby Brill
Learn How To Use The RTS System…Become A Couch Activist
Watch the CEBV Short Training video any time. HERE
Sundays 4-6 pm: CEBV Open House,Training, information about upcoming bills. State Senators and Reps often drop by to add comments and updates. Redistricting info when available
RTS Spread Sheet Summary, compiled by Diane McQueen. Comes out weekly: CLICK HERE
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