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Save Our Schools Arizona

Weekly Education Report

55th Legislature, 2nd General Session

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Session Preview) • Week of January 10, 2022

What to Expect This Legislative Session

With Governor Ducey’s State of the State speech on Monday, January 10, the 2022 Arizona state legislative session begins.

Our state legislature is reelected every two years. This means that, despite recent redistricting, the makeup of this year's legislature is similar to last year’s, and your current district lines won't change until November. As you’ll remember, 2021’s highly contentious legislative session was one of the longest in state history, rife with extremist policies and gridlock. The legislature passed a budget on the very last day it had the constitutional obligation to do so (June 30).

In the wake of a wave of resignations spurred primarily by aspirations of running for higher office, this year's legislature will feature 13 newly appointed lawmakers. However, due to rules requiring replacement appointees to be of the same party as the lawmaker they replace, and continued razor-thin partisan margins, we have little reason to believe this upcoming session will be any less contentious. Republican leadership is already indicating they would rather placate the most extreme members of their party than work across the aisle. We call on them to work in bipartisan fashion, which is what best represents our state.

Save Our Schools Arizona is ready to keep you informed and involved. Your voice matters now more than ever! Click here to send an email to your lawmakers asking them to prioritize public schools. As always, if you have questions, reach out to We’re glad to help!

Here’s a rundown of what we expect, what we’d like to see, and what you can do.

What We Expect to See

What We’d Like to See

Arizona’s public schools are funded last in the nation. Our state needs serious, focused policy solutions (unlike those listed above) in order to move forward and remain a competitive, thriving place for families and businesses alike.

What You Can Do to Help

As you can see, there is a sharp disconnect between our state lawmakers' current priorities and the actions truly needed to move our state and our public schools forward and prepare all Arizona children for their future.

Your voice matters. A simple phone call or email to your lawmaker asking them to prioritize funding for schools and responsible policies for education goes a long way.

With our easy to use, one-click email tool,

you can email your lawmakers in just a few minutes. Try it today!

Let your lawmakers know you expect serious policy discussions, not extremist politics guided by private interests that don’t have Arizona’s children's interests at heart. Tell them you reject unaccountable private school vouchers and punitive measures meant to silence teachers and students. Make it clear that you expect well-funded and well-resourced schools where educators feel supported and students feel safe. 

In order for Arizona to move forward and thrive,
these critical discussions
need to take place.
Find your legislative district
 here. Email and phone information for your representatives is here and your senator is here.
Please reach out before the session and make your voice heard.

Here are some other easy actions you can take:

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