1. Get Started
Arizona's Request to Speak system allows you to leave public comments and sign up to speak at committee meetings. You can also 👍👎🏼 bills at any time through the legislative process from My Bill Positions.
The first step of starting an Arizona Request To Speak account can only be completed at the Arizona Capitol Building.
Our volunteers are happy to save you a trip, start an account for you, and send you your credentials. Click the button below to sign up on our EASY Google Form.
2. Get Trained
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Go to our Training page for the full 7-min training video. We also have in-person training events monthly.
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PHOENIX BUDGET ALERT
The City of Phoenix budget vote is TODAY, June 16th. After denying COVID19 funding from public safety last week, Phoenix is proposing increasing the annual budget for Police by over $41M.
While violent crime continues to surge in Phoenix, anti-police activists are aggressively insisting on defunding the Police Department. Phoenix is in a patrol officer crisis with patrols being at the lowest levels in well over a decade. Detectives are now being moved off their homicide investigations and moved back onto patrol duty. This is dangerous as it means the City is delaying violent people from being identified, caught, and taken off the streets.
Please take a moment and make your voice heard to Back the Blue in supporting the increase in funding for Police and asking Phoenix to solve the surging violent crime problem by hiring and retaining more patrol officers. The deadline for public comment is 1:30 pm on June 16th.
1:30 PM Deadline
VACCINE PASSPORT ALERT
Arizona State University recently announced they will add a COVID19 vaccine passport requirement to attend in-person instruction. All those who will not participate in providing ASU with their vaccine status will be required to do a health check daily, take a COVID19 test twice a week, and wear a mask indoors and outdoors at all times whether they have taken the vaccine or not.
The Board of Regents ultimately decides such large scale medical policies for all Arizona universities. Vaccine requirements were not on their latest June agenda. However, the Board states two requirements of communication from the universities which ASU may have violated:
Changes (if any) to university policies
The university’s commitment to timely and thoughtful communications with all stakeholders
As a consequence of this new vaccine policy not being on the agenda, there was no opportunity for public comment.
Additional Government Response
Although Sen. TJ Shope voted against the vaccine passport prohibition bill, he tweeted in opposition to ASU's new policy. Gov. Doug Ducey immediately tweeted he would issue an executive order against ASU's new policy and ask for the legislature to codify it into law.
Gov. Ducey's NEW EO only includes public universities. K-12 schools and businesses are still allowed to require vaccine passports.
👉Contact Sen. TJ Shope and let him know if you want him to support HB2190 which prohibits vaccine passports and vaccine mandates under all circumstances.
👉Contact Gov. Ducey to let him know if you want an EO for K-12 and businesses too.
👉The Board of Regents failed to give any public notice on the new policy or allow public comment.
👉Record your 👍/👎🏼 position on the RTS public comment system.
STATE BUDGET VOTE
The Budget Bills
HB2891 budget procedures; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2900 omnibus; taxation.
HB2901 transportation; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2892 capital outlay; appropriations; 2021-2022.
HB2893 criminal justice; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2894 environment; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2895 general appropriations act; 2021-2022.
HB2896 health; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2897 higher education; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2898 K-12 education; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
HB2899 revenue; budget reconciliation; 2021-2022.
Phoenix and other Arizona cities are trying to defund the police and destabilize public safety. We need your voice to protect small businesses and keep neighborhoods safe.
There are three critical bills currently in play in the Arizona Legislature designed to stop rioting, violence, and defund-the-police movements. We need more 👍 THUMBS UP support on the Arizona Request to Speak (RTS) system and social media messages sent by constituents to their representatives.
We are currently outnumbered with public comments opposed to these bills by nearly a thousand in total due to the anti-police activist groups and radical mayors pushing violence as a free-speech activity.
EZAZ.org supports YES on the following:
HB2309 - STOP RIOTS AND VIOLENCE DURING PROTESTS (Pending the Senate)
HB2550 - STOP FALSE REPORTS
(Pending the Senate)
HB2462 - RESPONSIBLE CIVILIAN POLICE REVIEW BOARDS (Passed. Signed by the Governor as law!)
EASY ACTION STEPS:
1) Thumbs up Yes on RTS
2) Email Senate President Karen Fann and ask her to schedule these bills for the Senate Committee as a Whole