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Find Your Way Around the Arizona Legislature

The Arizona Legislature session opened Jan. 12th. The LWVAZ has a Power Point presentation for you to view to find out how you can lobby your legislators from your home.

The Power Point is on the Request to Speak (RTS) program. You must sign up for this at one of the kiosks in the House or Senate chambers. If you cannot get to the Capitol, call the LWVAZ office and the staff will get you signed up. You need a user name and a password. Remember when you lobby your legislators, you are not doing this in the name of the League, but only as a citizen. Only the state lobbyists speak for the League.

How to lobby your legislator: Request to Speak

The Morrison Institute: State of the State of Public Policy Choices for Arizona

Rivko Knox attended the "State of the State, Public Policy Choices for Arizona". She wrote an excellent summary of the very important presentations at this year's event held by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. There is a large cast of well-respected authorities; this is a must-read for anyone interested in Arizona Public Policy matters.

"Grady Gammage summed it up as: AZ is a challenge. Our government does not function; we, along with the rest of the US and the world, are in transition but we are not fully aware of it. Some want to go back to the days of housing being our economic engine, and it is not and will not be. How do we get the individual, society, and government on the "same page"? We have lost our common bonds, our common methods of communication; however, this is just a transition, not the end! In addition, the Morrison Institute will continue to engage the public in issues of importance to the public!

Topics covered were:

  • An extremely dynamic welcome by Michael Crow, President of ASU
  • Overcoming Adversity and Inclusive Workforce Policy, that focused on Transitions for Young Adults with Disabilities, with the keynoter being Mario Bonds
  • Latino Public Policy Center Initiatives that included a report on the CIR
  • A Post Election Panel: What Can AZ Expect for 2015 and Beyond
  • A conversation about AZ's Water Future."

RIVKO KNOX'S COMPLETE REPORTING

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