ACTION AND ADVOCACY
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●THE LEAGUE SUPPORTS OR OPPOSES TIMELY AND CRITICAL ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
●BE A LEAGUE ADVOCATE - SIGNUP ON “REQUEST TO SPEAK” AND FOLLOW ARIZONA LEGISLATURE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The League of Women Voters supports and opposes issues based long-standing positions on public policy issues created through member participation and agreement.
The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League public policy position that supports or opposes the issue or speaks to the cause.
Public Policy Positions result from a process of study, member participation and agreement. The processof developing public policy positions has three parts:
●The selection of an issue,
●The study, updating or restudy of that issue, consensus (member participation and agreement) and formulating a public policy position, and
●The use of that position to influence public policy.
The outcome of this process is referred to as League Program. League Program consists of those public policy issues that the League has chosen for concerted study and action at the national, state and local level. “Program is the League’s reason for being.”
BE A LEAGUE ADVOCATE: SIGN UP ON RTS AND FOLLOW ARIZONA LEGISLATURE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
League members can be an advocate for League priority issues in the Arizona Legislature.Go to www.azleg.gov.
Sign-up to be a League advocate on statewide issues:"Request to Speak or RTS" https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak/UpcomingAgendas
The public has the capability to follow and comment on bills of interest that are making their way through the Arizona State Legislative Process. Remember that any action that you take, such as commenting on legislation, is on your own behalf, not that of the League of Women Voters. Only designated League lobbyists can advocate on behalf of the League.Click here for the RTS Manual
League members can also watch Arizona Legislature Committee Meetings on specific bills at https://www.azleg.gov/actv/