Advocacy

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The Advocacy Committee is responsible for supporting the mission and purpose of the SPC. We will collaborate with other SPC committees in order to meet the needs of the community. Our members will work towards advancing local and statewide legislation and policy to benefit the education of all SUSD students.  

Mission:

  • Support the mission and purpose of the SPC by working towards advancing local and statewide legislation and policy to benefit the education of all SUSD students.  
  • Respond to parent concerns and issues by ensuring the proper channels of communication are used.  When needed, the Advocacy committee will work with SUSD administrators to facilitate positive outcomes. 
  • Identify and utilize partnerships with other organizations that will help support our members and community.  
  • Provide information to all representatives and community members on state legislation regarding education
  • Provide information regarding educational funding in Arizona
  • Provide training and access to the Request To Speak system 
  • Collaborate with other SPC committees in order to meet the needs of the community. 

Activities and Opportunities include:

  • Presentations/trainings on the Request to Speak System
  • Presentations at your PTO meetings to provide legislative information 
  • Coordinating with other SPC committees regarding legislative issues
  • Member and community education
  • Providing legislative updates via facebook
  • Other ideas addressing Advocacy issues

The 2020 Arizona Legislative Session begins on January 13, 2020, which means there are less than 2 months until the Session begins!
It’s the perfect time to reach out and learn more about your elected leaders and where they stand on education issues.

 

By using this link provided you can send an email to your state legislators and Governor Ducey and ask specific questions about their position on the things that matter most to you:

Email your state representatives


You can also use this link below to learn about how to register for the Request To Speak system (RTS) so that you can voice your opinion on legislative bills!

Register for the Request To Speak system (RTS)

 


RESOURCES

Voter Information

Scottsdale Parent Council is a nonpartisan organization. As permitted byIRS 501 (c)(3) we provide information about voting and issues that affect the quality of education for our children. 

We do not endorse candidates but do educate candidates on issues affecting the education of SUSD students.   

BASIC INFO ABOUT VOTING
Get information about voting, including early voting, election results, polling locations, and voter registration from the Maricopa County Recorder’s office.  

Register to vote online thru the Motor Vehicles Department in either English or Spanish (see link at right).

Voters who are not affiliated with any political party (Independent) and who are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will NOT automatically receive a ballot for a Partisan Primary Election.  They must request the political party ballot they wish to receive – REP, DEM, GRN, AEL or City/Town Only ballot, when applicable. Look for a postcard in the mail that allows you to select the ballot you want to receive for an upcoming election. For questions, call 602-506-1511. NOTE: Independent voters must change their voter registration to reflect a political party in order to participate in the Presidential Primary Election (PPE).

Early Ballots Requests can be made:
 – by phone 602-506-1511
 – or online HERE

Election Day Voters
Voters who are not affiliated with any political party (Independent) who choose to vote at the polls will make their party ballot selection on Election Day.