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Your GLSEN Arizona Inclusive Policy Postcard 4.20.2024



Greetings GLSENeer,


We have a veto! With the ‘Wednesdays Only’ Legislature, the Governor has a whole list of bills that are neatly transmitted to her once business has concluded (on Wednesdays) and this past week, Governor Hobbs once again reiterated her commitment to not sign bills that attack Arzionans - hence the veto on SB 1628, the LGBTQ Erasure Bill!


In this week’s Policy Postcard we discuss the veto of SB 1628, invite you to join us for YOUTH DAY at the capitol and share a round up of local and national news.


LEGISLATIVE SESSION


THE NOW-VETOED SB1628 


We worked hard against SB 1628: we showed up, we testified, we witnessed the grotesque legislative process play out in all its glory to pass this, and other, discriminatory legislation. That is why it is so critical to have champions who understand that many communities are under attack from the same bad actors. Our champions see us, value us, and uplift us and Governor Hobbs is one of those champions. We also know there are other bills in the pipeline that are awaiting final passage and eventual veto. While as we look forward to fighting for more vetoes, let us take a moment to send Governor Hobbs a thank you for being a champion for LGBTQ+ Arizonans and for vetoing SB 1628.


You can call and leave her a message at (602) 542-4331. Share your gratitude for vetoing SB 1628 and say how much you appreciate her standing up for LGBTQ+ people in Arizona. 


WHAT’S NEXT?


Given the narrow one-vote anti-LGBTQ+ majority, many of the bills we have highlighted are expected to pass once brought for a vote and sent to Governor Hobbs. Stay tuned and watch for our veto ask of her in the coming weeks!


LOCAL EVENTS



With so many legislators introducing bills that target 2SLGBTQ+ youth, it is important that youth show up so legislators can see and hear from those they target.


Youth Day is an opportunity for us to build community, political power, and community engagement as we continue to advocate for inclusion, safety, and our ability to thrive.


BILL TRACKER

Our 2024 Arizona Legislative Session Bill Tracker which kept up to date by our advocacy partner working group.


REGISTER TO VOTE

YOUR VOTE IS ESSENTIAL!

Voting is the most crucial way by which you are able to participate in our democracy!


IMPORTANT DATES:

Register to vote. Deadline for the 2024 Primary Election is Jul 1, 2024


IN THE NEWS

  • FUSD Board Member Kristine Pavlik Announces Her Resignation Effective In May. Read More.

  • Hobbs vetoes partisan school board elections and 10 Commandments in schools. Read More.

  • Court Blocks West Virginia Trans Athlete Ban. Read More.

  • Court rules Missouri AG entitled to certain Planned Parenthood transgender care records. Read More.

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