AZ State Legislation

The Arizona Legislative session is back in business. As you have probably heard, there are many, many voter restriction bills afloat. Not to mention the need for the legislature to lift the spending cap on the schools in Arizona or we will lose over 1 BILLION dollars!

What can you do about it? Well, there are lots of things you can do in addition to hoping and praying these restrictive bills do not pass.

  • You can get yourself a "Request to Speak" (RTS) account. The Request To Speak program is designed to allow the public to register an opinion on bills listed on agendas and to request to speak on a bill in a committee. It replaces the old slips of paper previously used to sign in and let the committee chairperson know you want to speak to the committee. Under the old paper system, you could only sign in to speak or register an opinion if you were physically at the capitol. After the initial setup, at a kiosk, the RTS program allows you to participate from your home or office. When the committee is in session, the committee members, and the public, will see a list of names of people who have registered an opinion, if you wish to speak or not, who you are representing, and comments you may leave in the comment box. This information is also available if a person searches past committee agendas. Legislators will see your bill position throughout the process. https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak/ For more information contact MCDCC.

  • You can tweet about a bill with your support of opposition, and tag your representatives.

  • You can write on your legislators' Facebook pages, if they're open (avoid arguing with other posters).

  • You can write an email to your representative, or the bill's sponsor, with the bill's subject in the header, briefly explaining your support or opposition.

  • If you prefer, contact our legislator's with your thoughts. Here is who represents Mohave County residents:

State Senator Borrelli (602) 926-5051 or sborrelli@azleg.gov
Representative Regina Cobb (602) 926-3126 or rcobb@azleg.gov
Representative Leo Biasiucci (602) 9926-3018 or lbiasiucci@azleg.gov

  • You can think about how you can help the right person get elected or re-elected in your district. Maybe the right person is YOU! Have you considered running for an office?

  • You can sign up for newsletters from Civic Engagement Beyond Voting (CEBV). They give you the 411 on what is up!

  • You can get involved with MCDCC and volunteer! We need your help.