House Concurrent Memorial 2002 PASSED this afternoon. This was the resolution asking the Arizona Supreme Court to modify its rules related to the State Bar to ensure compliance with Keller to protect our First Amendment rights and to improve transparency about how the Bar spends member dues.
HOUSE BILL 2219 DID NOT PASS this afternoon. It fell short by one vote.
BUT WE ARE FAR FROM DONE! The plan is to set HB 2219 for RE-VOTE next week.
HB 2221 will be voted on tomorrow afternoon, February 25, 2016. We OPTIMISTIC about its chances tomorrow. WE ARE THIS CLOSE!
PLAN TO WATCH THE LIVE VOTE PROCEEDINGS TOMORROW VIA WEBCAST AT: http://azleg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=6
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO LET UP!
PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING 8 REPRESENTATIVES.
ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF HB 2221.
STATE THE BILL IS CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND. PROTECTS THE FIRST AMENDMENT. BRINGS TRANSPARENCY TO THE BAR. THE BAR CONTINUES TO EXIST. AND HB 2221 RAISES NO SEPARATION OF POWERS CONCERNS.
Bob Robson firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Coleman email@example.com
Noel Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
Franklin Pratt email@example.com
Diego Espinoza firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Larkin email@example.com
Juan Jose Mendez firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Carter email@example.com
FOR MORE BACKGROUND ON THE BILLS AND OUR POSITION, VISIT: http://workingforabetterbar.org/
Thank you and warmest regards,
Read more about the bills here
See also azaacpr.org and azbarwatch.com