Arizona Citizens Defense League Needs Your Help Persuading Legislators
Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- The 2011 Arizona legislative session officially starts on Monday, January 10, 2011.
A key to AzCDL’s success is our army of member activists (you!) who emphatically let legislators know how you want them to vote on pending legislation.
AzCDL is expecting to start the 2011 session with 4,000 members, most of whom have access to the Internet. That’s a lot of voices!
AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center is the tool for you to use in contacting legislators. If you go to www.azcdl.capwiz.com/azcdl/home/ and provide your location, you will find your legislators along with how to contact them.
As bills are assigned to committees for hearings, we will provide information on those bills, along with a sample letter you can use “as is” or personalize to your taste. In most cases, all you need to do is click on a “send” button. Our members have found this to be a very effective tool. Legislators pay attention when they receive thousands of emails politely urging them to vote for or against a bill. It was this type of activism that contributed to the passage of Constitutional Carry, and many other history making bills.
Another tool available to you is provided by the Legislature. It’s the Request To Speak (RTS) system. Once you have a user ID and password on RTS, you can log-on through the Internet and leave comments on pending bills. You are NOT required to show up and testify – it’s just one of the options. One of the advantages of the RTS system is that your comments are available to committee members during hearings. It seems to carry a little extra weight.
To obtain a user ID and password on RTS, you must be initially logged on using one of the kiosk terminals at the Capitol. If you would like assistance in accessing the RTS system, please contact Dave Kopp, AzCDL’s president ([email protected]) or John Wentling, AzCDL’s Vice-president ([email protected]) .
If you want to make difference, it’s time to take action!
Stay tuned! When critical legislation moves, we will notify you via these Alerts.
- You can also follow AzCDL on Facebook: www.tinyurl.com/FacebookAzCDL , and during the legislative session, we’ll send out updates via Twitter: twitter.com/AzCDL_Alerts .
- AzCDL’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is also on Facebook: www.tinyurl.com/FacebookAzCDLPAC .
- These articles are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization. Join today! www.azcdl.org/html/join_us_.html .
- AzCDL – Protecting Your Freedom www.azcdl.org/html/accomplishments.html
AzCDL believes that the emphasis of gun laws should be on criminal misuse and that law-abiding citizens should be able to own and carry firearms unaffected by unnecessary laws or regulations. AzCDL was founded by a group of local activists who recognized that a sustained, coordinated, statewide effort was critical to protecting and expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners. As a like-minded coalition of activists, the AzCDL founders were instrumental in the successful passage of the first major improvement to Arizona’s CCW (concealed carry) laws since they were instituted in 1994. Visit: www.azcdl.org