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Faculty Association Political Action Committee (FACPAC)

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

Did you know?

  • State funding of the Maricopa Community College system in 2009 was $59 million.  Current state funding for the Maricopa Community Colleges system is $0.
  • Students and property owners bear the cost of these cuts. You have been directly impacted by these cuts.
  • The Maricopa Community Colleges system powers the economic growth of Maricopa County.
  • For every $1 of public money spent on the community colleges, taxpayers get a $4 return in tax revenues and reduced government costs.

Write

  1. Use your address to identify your legislative district number, state Senator and two state House Representatives. Find your district by visiting the website:
    https://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/

  2. U.S. Mail Address

    Senator _________

    Capitol Complex

    1700 West Washington

    Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890

    Representative ______

    Capitol Complex

    1700 West Washington

    Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890

     

  3. Write to all three legislators.  Your letters should be clear and to the point, using a positive tone.

  4. Start by identifying yourself as a citizen in their district, and a registered voter if you are so.  Make sure to include your return address.

  5. Make clear that you support  legislation that would restore state funding to all Community College districts in both urban and rural areas, including the Maricopa Community colleges.

  6. Give one or more reasons why you support such legislation.
    • The size of the Maricopa system, in terms of number of students served as well as number of partnerships with business and industry, makes it a critical component in the economic growth of Arizona.  For every $1 of public money spent on the community colleges, taxpayers get a $4 return in tax revenues and reduced government costs.
    • Community colleges, and particularly the Maricopa Community Colleges, are among the leading providers of workforce training in the state.
    • These monies will go directly to vital Community College programs that can help address areas such as Biomedical Technology Research, Nuclear Energy, Internet technology and cybersecurity, and many others that meet Arizona’s workforce demands, such as programs that help address the critical shortage of K-12 teachers.  Students with this specialized training earn higher salaries and enjoy greater job security.
  7. Thank the legislator for considering what you have written and ask them to please respond to you.

Call 

  1. Use your address to identify your legislative district number, state Senator and two state House Representatives. Find your district  by visiting the website:
    https://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/

  2. Click here for the phone number of your state Senator.

  3. Click here for the phone number of your two state Representatives.

  4. Your conversations should be clear and to the point, using a positive tone.

  5. Start by identifying yourself as a citizen in their district, and a registered voter if you are so.

  6. Make clear that you support legislation that would restore state funding to all Community College districts in both urban and rural areas, including the Maricopa Community colleges.

  7. Give one or more reasons why you support such legislation.
    • The size of the Maricopa system, in terms of number of students served as well as number of partnerships with business and industry, makes it a critical component in the economic growth of Arizona.  For every $1 of public money spent on the community colleges, taxpayers get a $4 return in tax revenues and reduced government costs.
    • Community colleges, and particularly the Maricopa Community Colleges, are among the leading providers of workforce training in the state.
    • These monies will go directly to vital Community College programs that can help address areas such as Biomedical Technology Research, Nuclear Energy, Internet technology and cybersecurity, and many others that meet Arizona’s workforce demands, such as programs that help address the critical shortage of K-12 teachers.  Students with this specialized training earn higher salaries and enjoy greater job security.
  8. Thank the legislator/aide for considering what you have said.

Email

  1. Use your address to identify your legislative district number, state Senator and two state House Representatives. Find your district by visiting the website:
    https://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/

  2. Click here for the email address of your state Senator.

  3. Click here for the email address of your two state Representatives.

  4. Your message should be clear and to the point, using a positive tone.

  5. Start by identifying yourself as a citizen in their district, and a registered voter if you are so.

  6. Make clear that you support any legislation that would restore state funding to all Community College districts in both urban and rural areas, including the Maricopa Community colleges.

  7. Give one or more reasons why you support such legislation.
    • The size of the Maricopa system, in terms of number of students served as well as number of partnerships with business and industry, makes it a critical component in the economic growth of Arizona.  For every $1 of public money spent on the community colleges, taxpayers get a $4 return in tax revenues and reduced government costs.
    • Community colleges, and particularly the Maricopa Community Colleges, are among the leading providers of workforce training in the state.
    • These monies will go directly to vital Community College programs that can help address areas such as Biomedical Technology Research, Nuclear Energy, Internet technology and cybersecurity, and many others that meet Arizona’s workforce demands, such as programs that help address the critical shortage of K-12 teachers.  Students with this specialized training earn higher salaries and enjoy greater job security.
  8. Thank the legislator for considering what you have written and ask them to please respond to you.

References:
Economic Modeling Specialists International. (2015, February) Maricopa Economic Impact Study: Demonstrating the Economic Value of Maricopa County Community College Districthttp://www.economicmodeling.com/
Smith, A. A. (2015, March 12). Zeroed Out in Arizona. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com
Smith, A. A. (2017, January 27). Coping With Zero in Arizona. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com

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