Friday, July 31, 2009

CAP: How your legislators voted on 9 key family bills this year


With the hundreds of bills that moved through the Arizona Legislature this past spring, it can be an overwhelming task to keep track of the key bills that have an impact on your family. That is where Center for Arizona Policy can help! We are excited to announce the release of our annual Family Issues Voting Records. This handy resource shows the Arizona State Legislature's final votes on nine key pro-family bills initiated and/or supported by CAP during the 2009 legislative session. Gov. Brewer signed all nine bills into law!
We encourage you to take a few minutes to review your legislators' voting records and to contact them with a message of thanks if you agree with how they voted. You can view the 2009 Senate Family Issues Voting Record and2009 House Family Issues Voting Record online and simply click your legislator's name to send an e-mail. Your legislators' phone numbers are also listed if you prefer to call. If you are unsure of your legislative district, you can locate it using our district finder.

A vote with CAP's position is marked "Y" and a vote against CAP's position is marked "N." "NV" indicates that the legislator was absent or chose not to vote on that bill. The publication includes a brief summary of each bill, but if you want to learn more, we have detailed fact sheets available online.

  • Please take time to let your legislators know your thoughts about their voting record. It makes a difference when legislators hear from their constituents!
  • Most importantly, if you agree with how your legislators voted, please take time to thank them personally by sending an e-mail or by calling their offices. Legislators often don't hear thanks for the many hours of effort they put in on behalf of Arizona families at the Capitol.

Thank you for taking the time to be informed about the policies that impact your family and for being involved in the policy-making process.

The legislators who received 100% scores are:

SENATE: ALLEN (Sylvia), Burns, Gorman, Gould, Gray, Harper, Huppenthal-maybe (had two missed votes), Leff, Melvin, Nelson, Pearce, Pierce, Tibshraeny-maybe (missed a vote), Verschoor & Waring

HOUSE: Adams, Antenori, Ash, Barnes, Barto, Boone, Burgess, Court, Crandall-maybe (had a missed vote), Crump, Driggs, Goodale, Gowan, Hendrix, Kavanagh, Lesko, Mason-maybe (had two missed votes), McComish, McLain, Montenegro, Murphy, Nichols, Pratt, Quelland-maybe (had two missed votes), Seel, Stevens, Tobin, both Weiers, Williams & Yarbrough.

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