ESA (Voucher) Vote Tomorrow!
Arizona’s public district school children (all one million plus), need your help! Both chambers of the AZ Legislature are scheduled to vote on the full expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) tomorrow and district school advocates aren’t sure we have enough votes to kill the bills (SB1431 and HB2394.)
Please act now to help! Here’s information on how from the Arizona School Boards Association:
This is It! ESAs Going to a Vote
SB1431 and HB294 empowerment scholarship accounts; phase in
The ESA expansion bills are going to a vote tomorrow. ESAs may have the one vote they need to pass the Senate but we still have a chance to stop them in the House. If we can help the House hold strong, it will be a victory for education advocates. Below are our friends and potential supporters who should know their constituents are watching! Take a moment to call and/or email and let them know:
- Arizona cannot afford universal ESAs
- ESAs are not a savings and will take general fund dollars away from all other state priorities, not just education.
- No amendments will make universal ESAs an acceptable use of public funds. Tax dollars are still diverted for private use
- ASBA considers this a fundamental indication of which members truly support public education
Thank/Stay Strong/Continue Support
LD 15 Rep. Heather Carter email@example.com 602-926-5503
LD10 Rep. Todd Clodfelter firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-4850
LD 5 Rep. Regina Cobb email@example.com 602-926-3126
LD 16 Rep. Doug Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-3160
LD14 Rep. Drew John email@example.com 602-926-5154
LD25 Rep. Michelle Udall firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-4856
LD28 Sen. Kate Brophy-McGee email@example.com 602-926-4486
Potenial No Votes
LD13 Rep. Darrin Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-5894
LD28 Rep. Maria Syms email@example.com 602-926-4840
LD8 Rep. David Cook firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-5162
ASBA *can* help stop ESAs. These members need to know that they will be supported for doing the right thing! Call and/or email now!
Did it. But there’s an error below the graphic. It’s HB 2394, not HB294.