Later this month, we have an opportunity to let our elected representatives know how important affordable housing and ending homelessness are to Arizonans all across the state, and we need your help!
The Arizona State Legislature is scheduled to convene January 14. This year, lawmakers will vote on multiple laws surrounding affordable housing and homelessness. By using the Request to Speak (RTS) program, we can become a commanding presence throughout the legislative session, and let our elected officials know that bills relating to these issues need to be a top priority.
RTS is a way for the public to register an opinion on bills scheduled to be voted on, and gives individuals an opportunity to speak about proposed bills during legislative committee sessions. Individuals must register at the kiosks at the State Capitol before weighing in on legislation. Anyone who has attended an Arizona Housing Coalition’s Day at the Legislature in the past should have received log-in information.
If you have not attended or have lost your log-in information, you can complete this sign-in form and our partners at Protecting Arizona’s Families will go to the Capitol to create an account for you. Once the account is created, you will receive an email confirming that your account is activated. If you can make it, please plan on attending the 2019 Day at the Capitol (event details forthcoming!).
Let’s fill the Capitol with our voices and keep affordable housing and ending homelessness on the forefront of the conversation this legislative session! Learn more about the bills being introduced by visiting the Arizona State Legislature website, then sign up to speak using the RTS online portal.
The Arizona Housing Coalition will be leading the charge on restoring the state housing trust fund as our primary legislative priority. We will also advocate for additional state resources to address affordable housing and services to individuals in a housing crisis by monitoring the state budget negotiations and bills being introduced.
The Legislative Session convenes January 14 and should adjourn 100 days later. Let’s make the most of this legislative session and ensure affordable housing and ending homelessness are our elected official’s top priorities in 2019.