ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (01/25/13)
Catholic Schools Rally Time!
The Eleventh Annual Catholic Schools Rally will be held on the lawn in front of the Senate and the House on Wednesday, January 30th from noon until 1:00 p.m. You are encouraged to join the Catholic Bishops and nearly 1,000 students, teachers, and parents who will be on hand to show our support for Catholic Schools and school choice legislation.
Among the quality entertainment provided by our schools, appearances will also be made by House Speaker Andy Tobin, Senate President Andy Biggs, State Treasurer Doug Ducey, and others. Catholic Education Arizona and the Catholic Tuition Support Organization will also be hosting a hospitality tent for their donors at 11:30 a.m. that day, so please plan on getting to the rally early.
Next week is also the time when the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) make their annual trip to the State Capitol. As part of these meetings, they will meet with Governor Brewer along with key legislators as part of an effort to build relationships and discuss important issues facing our State.
A growing number of bills continue to be introduced every day, but relatively few have received a committee hearing as of this week. This situation, however, is expected to change quickly as committees begin to ramp up their work on a number of issues.
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