Nancy Hawkins response to election integrity suppression: The Greater Phoenix Leadership, aka The Phoenix 40, has come out against three election integrity bills, SB1485, SB1593, and SB1713. Of these, SB1593 appears to be dead, but the other two, and their backers, could benefit from an infusion of support by “we the people”. To read the original, very misleading, article by the Greater Phoenix Leadership, aka The Phoenix 40, go to disenfranchising-voters-is-not-election-reform-2/ At this late stage of the game, RTS is not applicable, but you may still register an opinion IN FAVOR OF THESE BILLS by emailing or phoning every Republican representative. Do not bother the senators, other than to thank them. They have already done their job on these bills.You may respond easily by going to https://azpeopleslobbyist.com/
Congressman David Schweikert: As Arizonans, we support strong border policies that will help keep illegal drugs and crime from entering our communities. I will continue to fight for strong border policies in Congress to deter illegal activity from coming across our border.
Congressman Andy Biggs introduced the No Vaccine Passport Act to prevent federal agencies from issuing any standardized documentation that could be used to certify a U.S. citizen’s COVID-19 status to a third party, such as a restaurant or an airline. Additionally, this bill prohibits proof of COVID-19 vaccination from being a requirement for access to federal or congressional property and services.”I am profoundly disturbed that the Biden Administration would even consider imposing vaccine passports on the American people. My private healthcare decisions—and yours—are nobody else’s business. Vaccine passports will not help our nation recover from COVID-19; instead, they will simply impose more Big Brother surveillance on our society. I especially applaud Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for being an early leader against vaccine passports at the state level. My No Vaccine Passports Act builds on his efforts and will further protect Americans’ privacy rights and fundamental freedoms.”
SANCTITY OF LIFE (All supported)
MARRIAGE & FAMILY
- Opposed HB 2487: Conversion Therapy; Prohibition; Sexual Orientation
- Opposed SB 1426: Conversion Therapy; Prohibition; Minors
- Supported HB 2809: Marijuana; Advertising; Labeling; Signage; Sale
- Supported SB 1041: STO’s; Aggregate Cap Increase
- Supported SB 1058: Schools; Access; Learning Materials; Activities
- Supported SB 1118: STO; Scholarships; Increase
- Supported SB 1273: STOs; Contributions; Allowable Uses
- Supported SB 1452: Arizona Empowerment Scholarships Accounts; Revisions
- Supported SB 1456: Sex Education Instruction; Parental rights
UPDATES: March 5, 2021
Provided by The Center for Arizona Policy
The full Senate passed these bills:
- Against strong opposition and over a number of hurdles, the full Arizona Senate passed a major pro-life bill this week. SB 1457 would prohibit abortions based on genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome; it would prohibit the abortion industry from circumventing safety precautions by sending the abortion pill through the mail; and it establishes Arizona laws be interpreted to value all human life, among other things. Read here, Senator Nancy Barto’s op-ed on why she sponsored the bill.
- SB 1456 would prohibit sex education in Arizona public schools until 5th grade, and ensure parents have reasonable access to the sex ed curricula in grades 5-12. It also requires public hearings and a 60-day review period before school boards or governing authorities can approve sex ed curriculum.
- SB 1058 would ensure parents with children in district or charter schools have access to review available lesson plans and instructional materials used in their child’s school, and establishes that the materials be reasonably accessible. It also ensures the requirements do not burden teachers or schools with additional mandates beyond what they already prepare for review and approval.
- The scholarship tax credit programs, administered by school tuition organizations (STO’s) in Arizona, have provided many students the opportunity to attend schools that their parents choose as best meeting their child’s educational needs. These programs benefit many students, including those in foster care, students with special needs, and students from low-income families. Currently, students granted STO scholarships may only use the money to pay for tuition, leaving other school-related expenses often out of reach. SB 1273 allows school tuition organization scholarships to be used for a variety of other expenses directly related to the student’s education. These include registration fees, standardized testing for college credit, and school-sponsored extracurricular activities, many of which require fees to participate.
The Left has launched an attack on HB 2648 and religious entities making false allegations about what the bill would do and not do.
Your senator needs to hear from you before they vote on this bill!
House Bill 2648, The Religion is Essential Act, ensures that churches and other religious organizations, like private religious schools, receive equal treatment during a public crisis, allowing them to remain open on the same terms as other businesses and services that are deemed essential.
Further, HB 2648 protects religious organizations against government discrimination based upon the organizations’ religious identity or activities.
Religion provides extensive benefits to our country, not only in meeting our spiritual needs but also supporting social services, health care, and economic activity.
For more information, the CAP Fact Sheet is here. Representative Ben Toma is sponsoring HB 2648: Religious Services; Essential Services.
It only takes a minute to send your senator your letter of support for this very important bill!
- Click here to contact your state senators to urge a YES-vote on HB 2648
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