AZ State Legislature: Stop Senate Bill 1403 - United Nations Rio Declaration; prohibition
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AZ State Legislature: Stop Senate Bill 1403 - United Nations Rio Declaration; prohibition

    1. Stacey Champion
    2. Petition by

      Stacey Champion

      Phoenix, AZ

Just like a bad ZOMBIE, the Rio Declaration Prohibition Bill is BAAAACCCKKKK in Arizona!!!!! Now as Senate Bill #1403. The bill contains the exact same verbiage as last session.  Same arguments apply.  If you've already signed, please add new comments if possible. It got a DO PASS recommendation in the Government & Environment Senate Committee today (Feb. 18, 2013) Three of the bill sponsors are on that committee.. We killed this bill once, let's do it again.  

Here is the Triple Pundit piece I wrote on it last session - http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/arizona-senate-bill-1507-aims-prohibit-rio-declaration-ban-sustainability-initiatives-state-wide/

Below is the text from last session. PLEASE REMEMBER, IT IS NOW SB1403 BUT IS THE EXACT SAME BILL.  YOU CAN READ THE LANGUAGE OF THE BILL HERE: http://1.usa.gov/Xp6Zk6

Arizona is well known for its sprawl, strip malls, urban heat island effect, extremist politics and most recently Phoenix was the subject matter of a book by Andrew Ross titled "Bird on Fire - Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City."

But - we have a large group of committed people in our state who ARE fighting hard to make difference. We have a new Mayor who believes in sustainability. We are trying to make positive changes in our communities to be a more sustainable place to live. And TODAY we need your HELP to stop a bill that is based on extremism and conspiracy theories.

Senate Bill 1507 has slipped through the cracks of our Legislature due to a sneaky "Strike All Amendment." SB1507 wants to gut and prohibit anything that has to do with sustainability in Arizona.

Here is my updated view on this bill: http://phxosophical.blogspot.com/2012/03/update-to-sb1507-kill-bill-not-movie.html

Legislative info on the bill can be read here:http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1507&Session_Id=107

Past testimony can be viewed here: http://azleg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=13&clip_id=10625&meta_id=197134

You can read my view on this bill here: http://phxosophical.blogspot.com/2012/03/senator-judy-burges-is-hell-bent-on.html

Please sign this petition to show your OPPOSITION to SB1507 (NOW SB1403).

Thank you.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. My latest quick post on the bill

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer
      PHXosophical: Take a Ride on the CRAZY Train with Senator Burges

      Well it's BAAAAAACCCKKKKK! The Anti- Agenda 21 bill from last session (previously SB1507) now SB1403. I wrote ad nauseum about this bill last session. You can read my Triple Pundit piece HERE, watch some news footage HERE, and read about the victory of the bill finally dying HERE. UGH.

    2. Here we go again...

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer
      Anti-Agenda 21 bill is back in Arizona, wants to eat your brains

      Charles A. Nesci Which state is valiant and insane enough to lead the fight against the United Nations' blueprint for a more sustainable world, i.e. those vile and dangerous plans for global social control community gardens and bike paths known as Agenda 21? Yes, it's wild, libertarian, sprawly, water-importing Arizona!

    3. Fighting the Good Fight

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer

      The last month has been crazy - in more ways than one... If you've never "fought" a bill (or more than one at a time) I can tell you it is exhausting. They don't make it easy either. The Legislation will retain bills at their will, push agendas to work on back room deals, and make democracy nearly impossible. On April 16th, I was able to (with the help of Sandy Bahr and a few sane Legislators) pull a press conference together in under 10 hours after SB1507 was plugged back on the calender for the following day. The video shot by a Walter Cronkite reporter is here. Now, we are down to the final vote this coming Monday - and if it passes - it will go to the Governor. With that said, I implore you to share this petition with everyone you know. I will be organizing another press conference and rally for Monday.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. SB1507 is alive again and going to COW TOMORROW!

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer

      Please take an hour of your morning tomorrow to help us try to stop this bad bill.

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Caucus Discussion on SB1507

      Stacey Champion
      Petition Organizer

      Should there be meaningful discussion? YES!

    8. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • William Rios LAVEEN, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      We cannot continue acting as if we can sustain this for ever.

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    • Karen McClelland SEDONA, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to concentrate on the real issues--not those in alternate reality conspiracy land- We need to fully fund and improve our education system and be sure our AZ citizens have the basic health care they need--Crazy stuff like this will cause jobs and corporations to run away from Arizona as fast as they can!!

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    • Carrie Wallinger FLAGSTAFF, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it's time for the Arizona legislature to grow up and recognize a responsibility to protect the environment - not hide from reality.

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    • Clifton Gray PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      Whatever we can do to bring light to this issue, must be done. I love Arizona enough to stay, and I vote religiously in every election in all its futility. I stay because, eventually, dinosaurs go extinct, and maybe-just-maybe, sensible people will take charge. Someday.

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    • Andrew Bernier PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      If this state is to economically thrive amidst its ecological fragility and education pitfalls, then it simply must adopt legislation that supports sustainable development, not shuts it down. As a teacher and student of sustainability here in Arizona, I literally can not understand why any elected official, a.k.a people seen as leaders to make the best decisions possible for the health and well being of our state and citizens, would want to put a black eye to the national and international image of this state. As so many states and countries are moving forward with the positive messages of sustainable development, we still have antiquated curmudgeons thinking that complete isolation and old-style economics will actually work in a global economy. Please all, I implore you to act and share to ensure the defeat of this bill

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