Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Senate Bill 1457 is a Sweeping Bill that would:
- Criminalize physicians who perform an abortion that is sought due to a “genetic abnormality” of the fetus;
- Force individuals to carry to term pregnancies that are not viable;
- Give the same legal status and rights to fetuses as children and adults;
- Ban public organizations from contracting with abortion providers, and;
- Prohibit public schools and universities from referring people to abortion providers or counseling people about their right to an abortion.
SB1457 is scheduled to be discussed in the House Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, March 17, at 8:30am.
ESA Voucher Mega-Expansion Bill is Ba-aack!
This bill is set to rob hundreds of millions of dollars from Arizona’s underfunded public schools, and will all but undo the efforts of thousands of volunteers who fought to get Prop 305 onto the ballot and voted it down.
SB1452 will be heard in the House Ways & Means Committee this Wednesday, March 17. Click HERE to read the SB1452 ESA Voucher Expansion Fact Sheet
Click HERE to read SOSAZ Weekly Education Report – 3/15/2021
Click HERE for the AZ Legislature Weekly Update – March 15, 2021
Help Save The Dells put two candidates on the ballot for the upcoming Prescott City Council elections– Eric Moore (R) and Brandon Montoya (Ind). 1,200 signatures on petitions are due April 1st. Check out the following locations and times to sign (Prescott City residents and registered voters only).
PETITION SIGNING EVENTS:
Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, from 1-4 pm on the SE corner of the Courthouse Square (Goodwin Street and Cortez). ALSO pick up petitions at this event for circulating among your friends or neighborhood.
Jay’s Bird Bard, 1046 Willow Creek Road, Suite 105 (Safeway Shopping Center): Sign and pick up petitions
Help with Brandon Montoya signature drive– Contact Lori Dekker, Campaign Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering at these events or circulating your own petition sheets? Contact Tom Rusing at email@example.com or (928) 713-3736.
Prescott Indivisible has not endorsed any candidates.
#REMOVEPAULGOSAR SPECIAL ACTION
⚡️ SATURDAY, MARCH 20th
JOIN US in a perfectly legal, absolutely fun, clandestine action challenging the AZ GOP’s refusal to address the #BigLie, Insurrection support, and White Supremacy. We are gathering to do a festive protest and video shoot in support of #RemovePaulGosar on and hope you can join us for a 90 minute action plus a bit of travel. To get involved contact Rosemary Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch Up With #REMOVEPAULGOSAR Twitter Campaign
Chi’chil Biłdagoteel (Oak Flat) is a sacred site for the San Carlos Apache—a place to pray, collect water and medicinal plants, gather acorns, honor the people who are buried there, and perform sacred ceremonies. In 2014, the United States government promised the land to a copper mining company to build a two-mile wide mine. Wendsler Nosie Sr. returned home to this space in November 2019 and asks us to join him in prayer and action to prevent the destruction of Oak Flat. The Resolution Copper Project would create one of the largest copper mines in the United States.
Click HERE to learn ways to help save Oak Flat.
The League of Women Voters of Northern Arizona Presents
“Wicked Water Problems”
Monday, March 22, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM via ZOOM
To register and receive the ZOOM link,
please send an email to email@example.com
Dr. Sharon Megdal, Director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, will speak on complex water issues in our region and efforts to address them. She notes, “These problems are too big for easily identifiable and/or ‘standard’ solutions and may reflect underlying societal or political issues. There are often differing viewpoints as to the causes and/or potential pathways to mitigating the challenges.” Co-sponsors for this event include OLLI at Yavapai College, Friends of the Verde River, Keep Sedona Beautiful, and Northern AZ Climate Change Alliance.
Announcing a Four-Part Webinar/Podcast Series by the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club
Irreplaceable: Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a webinar and podcast series focusing on ongoing threats to the Grand Canyon region, including place, people, water, and wildlife. Free and open to the public.
The webinars are scheduled to be held the next four Tuesdays starting at 5:00pm MST/AZ. Each webinar will provide time for audience questions. TV podcasts will be available on multiple platforms.
Pre-Registration is required: Visit https://www.sierraclub.org/arizona/events-activities and select the event by date.
For more information regarding the Grand Canyon series, please contact:
Alicyn Gitlin, (928) 774-6514, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Gary Beverly, (928) 308-1003, email@example.com
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Website: https://www.sierraclub.org/arizona
UA College of Science Lecture
Series on Water in April
“Join us virtually every Thursday in April at 6 p.m. MST for five free lectures exploring the science of water.
In the 16th annual College of Science Lecture Series, our distinguished faculty will take the audience on a journey through water, its history and its future. From the comfort of your home, you can watch the virtual premieres of lectures on the cosmic origins of water, the essential role of the Colorado River in the arid Southwestern United States today, and the next great challenges of water for future generations. We will lay the foundations for understanding the water all around us, from the ocean to the groundwater beneath the surface.
Click HERE for more information.
Beware of Stimulus Scams
Scammers are using these stimulus payments to try to rip people off. They might try to get you to pay a fee to get your stimulus payment. Or they might try to convince you to give them your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number.
4 tips for avoiding a Coronavirus stimulus payment scam: Only use irs.gov/coronavirus to submit information to the IRS – and never in response to a call, text, or email. The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or ask you for your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number. Anyone who does is a scammer phishing for your information. You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money. The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you. That’s a fake check scam.
From the AZ Dept. of Health –
Those without computer access or those who need extra help to register can call the COVID-19 Hotline 1-844-542-8201. Specialists will ask screening questions to determine county of residence and age. If you are eligible for available appointments in the Patient Portal, they will complete a warm handoff to ADHS Navigators. If you do not currently meet the eligibility criteria, the specialist will provide information on Vaccine Finder (go to azhealth.gov/findvaccine).
From Spectrum Healthcare –
55+ and Phase 1c Vaccine Appointments are Available
Click HERE for phase designations ( https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine )
Click HERE to schedule an appointment ( https://www.spectrumhealthcare-group.com/pr2/ )
Additional Covid-19 Resources
2-1-1 can provide information and referrals including assistance finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.
GYCC has a Covid Response Action Plan that provides support boxes for Covid-positive families who are being asked to isolate/quarantine at home to avoid overflowing hospitals. Contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA
825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
REPRESENTATIVE PAUL GOSAR
2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2315
6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 480-882-2697
220 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ (by appt. only)
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301 928-445-1683
GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY
State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.542.4331
Senator Karen Fann email@example.com 602-926-5874
Rep. Judy Burges firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-3256
Rep. Qwang Nguyen email@example.com (602) 926-3258
MAYOR GREG MENGARELLI
201 S. Cortez St. Prescott 928.777.1248
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