Legislature Weekly Preview Edition
“All political power is inherent in the people.”  —Arizona State Constitution
Tomorrow, Monday January 11, 2021 (or December 42nd, 2020, if you prefer), the 55th Arizona Legislature will be sworn in and Gov Ducey will give his State of the State address. If you think this is happening normally, consider that the Governor will be speaking remotely, from the heavily protected Executive Tower on Capitol grounds. You can follow the proceedings HERE, starting at noon. 

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Meanwhile, furious Arizona lawmakers prepare to challenge seating the extremist legislators who supported the riot at the


US Capitol; a battle for the AZ House Speakership brews in the Republican caucus; Senate President Fann prepares to enforce a mask mandate while Sen Kelly Townsend tells her where to stick it; the Maricopa County Republican Party censures Cindy McCain; the AZ Chamber of Commerce praises the pandemic leadership of Gov Ducey while Arizona is #1 in the world for COVID spread; an Arizonan in fur hoodie and horns is among the mob breaking into the US Capitol—and that’s just from today’s Twitter. (Follow CEBV on Twitter and “follow” and “like” us on Facebook.

Fourteenth Amendment 
Section 3
“No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who,having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
 
LINKS YOU NEED
HERE is a good rundown of how a bill REALLY becomes a law.
HERE is a link to sign in to Request to Speak
HERE is a link to the AZ Legislature’s website
HERE is a link to 2021 AZ House & Senate Committee assignments and contact information.
HERE is a link to a map of the Capitol area, with parking.
HERE is a link to a directory of AZ Senate members, with phone & email 
HERE is a link to a directory of AZ House members, with phone & email
HERE is a link to the Capitol monthly schedule, including committees
HERE is Civic Engagement Beyond Voting’s website, with lots more valuable tips and resources

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