Welcome to Green Valley Democrats!
We are a community organization that stimulates and promotes democratic values, by offering educational and action opportunities. Please join us!
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Elected to the State Senate in November 2020, after serving for eight years at the State House, Rosanna works for her community. Her legislative priorities include water sustainability, public education, and economic development. She believes that our best days are ahead of us and that it’s going to take cooperative leadership to stand up and make it happen. Zoom link HERE.
Headquarters re-opens on September 8. New hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Casa Alitas is looking for volunteers to help staff a reception center in Nogales AZ. There are 2 shifts: mornings from 10-2 and afternoons from 2-6. Asylum candidates are dropped off twice daily in groups of up to 25. Their information is entered into the computer and then they are transported to Casa Alitas in Tucson. Spanish is helpful but not required. If interested please contact Casa Alitas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Lauren Kuby, Candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission
Tempe Councilmember Lauren Kuby was elected on a sustainability platform. In her two terms, has been recognized as a national champion for climate solutions and cities as incubators of innovation. Lauren has led Tempe’s efforts for social, economic, and environmental, justice, including initiatives related to equal pay, earned sick days, clean energy, climate action plans, affordable housing, animal welfare, urban forestry, transparency, and campaign finance reform. A consumer watchdog, she is currently a candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission, which sets utility rates and renewable energy standards. Go to her website to donate to her Clean Elections Campaign and to sign her petition:
Sign up HERE for the weekly Arizona Legislative Update
Request to Speak
The Request to Speak system is one of the most effective ways to communicate your views to our state legislators. Using this system, from your computer, you can indicate your support or opposition to bills under consideration by state legislative committees. You can vote a simple “for” or “against” or “neutral”, and optionally add comments. You can also sign up to speak in person. Read More
In order to use the system, you must create an account and have it activated either at the state capitol or at a kiosk in Tucson. However, several organizations will do the activation for you. Civic Engagement Beyond Voting (https://www.cebv.us/rts.html) is one organization which will facilitate the process.
Once you are registered, the organization’s staff will send you a confirmation. Then you can login to the Request to Speak system and change your temporary password.
To use the system:
1. Go to: https://apps.azleg.gov/
2. Sign in–upper right-hand corner–and then click the “Request to Speak” button.
3. Now on the left-hand side you should see some options, click on “New Request.”
4. You can now search for a bill. The easiest way to do this is to already know the bill number. You can browse the options under the ‘Bill Inquiry’ Section.
5. Once your bill comes up, you will see ‘Add Request’ in a blue box on the right-hand side of the search results. Click this.
6. From here you can take a position (for, against, neutral), make sure to select NO to “Do you wish to speak” unless you plan on showing up in Phoenix, and then you can leave a brief comment.