There’s No Excuse

Linda Burton posting from Phoenix, Arizona — There’s no excuse for not knowing.

From your home computer, you can access Arizona state government @

You will be welcomed. This is what you’ll see:

Welcome to the official web site of the Arizona State Legislature. Use this web site as a tool to track pending legislation, plus locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up-to-date on current issues. For an overview of the legislative process in Arizona, please feel free to explore our web site.

For today’s Legislative schedule, you can view the ALIS Today calendar @

To see a list of events that are happening this month, you can view the Capitol Events @

The Arizona State Legislature is a bicameral body with 30 members in the Senate and 60 members in the House of Representatives. Each district is served by one Senator and two House members. You can see the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of every member @

You can request to speak in committee meetings @

Students can learn about the capitol, and the process of how a bill becomes a law @

You can view live and archived legislative committee hearings, meetings, floor actions, and special events @

You can find agendas for legislative hearings.

House Agendas @

Senate Agendas @

You can view Arizona Capitol Television on Cox Cable Ch. 123.

You can set up a tent on the capitol lawn and serve lunch to your legislators along with your opinion on what you’re pushing. And you can drive to the capitol, park in the free parking lot, and just sit in and listen, as I did today. You won’t be x-rayed, scanned, or patted down. You will be welcomed.