Arizona Legislature Actions – March 8, 2021

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This Week’s Legislative Actions:
March 8, 2021

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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:
 http://www.azleg.gov/

Senator Karen Fann          kfann@azleg.gov                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Judy Burges              jburges@azleg.gov              602-926-3256
Rep. Qwang Nguyen         qnguyen@azleg.gov           (602) 926-3258
 

If you have 60 minutes: Join CEBV’s Thursday night RTS training or drop into the Sunday afternoon RTS Happy Hour, both on Zoom.

RTS description and training listed at the bottom of this email.

Sign up for the CEBV newsletter: HERE

Contact:  cebv.us


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
Phone: 602-542-3933
E-mail: SDKennedy-Web@azcc.gov
Social Media; @sandradkennedyLea Marquez Peterson, Chairwoman
Phone: 602-542-3625
E-mail: lmarquezpeterson-web@azcc.gov
Social Media: @LeaPeterson

Justin Olson, Commissioner
Phone:  602-542-0745
E-mail: Olson-web@azcc.gov
Social Media: @_JustinOlson

Jim O’Connor, Commissioner
Phone: 602-542-3682
E-mail: OConnor-Web@azcc.gov

Anna Tovar, Commissioner
Phone: 602-542-3935
E-mail: Tovar-Web@azcc.gov
Social Media: @AnnaTovarAZ

–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 tipWe 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:  kari@sosaznetwork.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 timeHERE
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
Register HERE

RTS Spread Sheet Summary, compiled by Diane McQueen.  Comes out weekly:  CLICK HERE


PRESCOTT INDIVISIBLE
prescottindivisible.org Calendar of Events HEREEmail      info@prescottindivisible.org
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Prescott Indivisible was founded in 2017, when Paul Hamilton and Nicole Romine put an ad in the local paper, requesting local progressives to show up at the library. Over 100 people lined up. In short order, we had formed a local chapter of the national Indivisible movement. Within six months we adopted a set of Guidelines that sets the framework in which we work, designed a logo and printed and sold t-shirts. Our mailing list quickly expanded from 100 to over 1,200. We usually have 100 or more attend our general monthly meetings.

Prescott Indivisible has a strong track record of activism. We adopted the team concept: Communication/Events; Voter Education and Elections; Education; Environment; Human Rights; Immigration and Peacekeepers to assist with safely issues. Initially we had a steering committee that consisted of volunteers. After our guidelines were adopted, the steering committee is made up of elected officers and members at large and the heads of the various teams, or their designees. A diverse group of community activists, social justice advocates and others that have volunteer ties to non-profits and religious organizations, the steering committee assists the teams when asked and sets the agendas.

Our teams and their members have worked diligently to make their voices heard. We have made thousands of calls, mailed hundreds of postcards to our legislators in Arizona and in congress. We have collaborated with like-minded organizations to advocate for issues of crucial importance to Arizona and the nation.

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