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According To The Dictionary – 2/18 Weekly Legislative Update

This week OUR state legislature limited the amount of time the public could comment on bills. Our democracy asks us to be involved, engaged, and ever vigilant. Thank you, friend, for being active participants in our democracy, fighting for equality for all.   HB 2404 – initiatives; circulators; signature collection; contests Introduced by Representative Vince Leach (R), LD […]

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You Keep Us Going <3 - 2/11 Weekly Legislative Update

We imagine your social media and news feeds looked something like ours this week. While we continue to fight, we must also continue to care for one another and ourselves. How are you?   This update is written in gratitude for you. You are the reason we do this work.   HB 2455 – appropriation; […]

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Keep On Keeping On! 2/4 Weekly Legislative Update

Legislative Update  It was an exciting week for equality! Senate Democratic Leader Katie Hobbs and House Democratic Leader Rebecca Rios joined Equality Arizona and other community leaders for a press conference on their partner bills aimed at providing statewide comprehensive protections against discrimination. Watch the press conference. SB 1320 – employment; housing; public accommodations; antidiscrimination Introduced […]

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EQAZ asks for your continued support in advocating for protection of transgender students from discrimination and harassment. The Trump administration has announced their intention to remove protection of trans students under Title IX, and instead make the treatment of transgender students an individual State's rights issue. As a reminder, Title IX is the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools. Under Title IX, transgender and gender nonconforming students are protected against bullying, harassment, and discrimination, including the right to use restrooms that match their gender identity, just like all other students. Title IX was signed into law in 1972. Taking a decade’s step back will not be accepted by our community. Please make your voice heard by calling the Department of Education's Press Office at 202-401-3000 and let them know Title IX is essential to safe and healthy schools for all students. ... See MoreSee Less

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