Advocacy Action Center

2021’s Syringe Service Programs Bill is SB1250

In our fourth year getting this bill heard in the legislature, 2021 is our year. Sponsored by not one, but bipartisan members in both chambers, we know this time it will be successful.

Help us get the bill across the finish line by showing your support in three ways.

  1. First, and most important, sign in to the legislature’s “Request to Speak” system to express your support for the bill. The name is misleading, you do NOT have to speak and we ask that you select “No” when asked if you would like to speak.
  • If you already have an account: click here to log in.
  • If you’ve never registered before, we need to physically go to the capital and sign you up on their computers. We have folks down there who will sign you up, please fill out this form and we will alert you once an account is created for you, and you will log in here.
  • The system can be confusing and difficult to use, so check out a guide here for step-by-step instructions.
  1. Call and e-mail your elected officials.
  1. Share with your friends and family! Ask them to sign up for RTS, call and email their legislators, and GET THE WORD OUT.

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New! The 2020 Arizona legislative session is right around the corner! We will be co-hosting our annual Advocacy Day on February 4th with Arizona Recovers (formerly Addiction haven) at the Capitol. Join us to educate lawmakers on public health-focused substance use policy, recovery, and criminal justice reform. Our syringe service program bill will be introduced again, and we’ll be talking about additional upcoming legislation.

Never attended, or don’t remember all the details from last year? No problem! We’ll be hosting a prep session in January to go over talking points and answer any questions you may have about how advocacy works.

To stay in the loop and participate in Advocacy Day, fill out this form

Contact Your Representatives

The most impactful way to get your voice heard by lawmakers is to contact them

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Letter to the Editor

Want to get your ideas about Harm Reduction heard by a wider audience? Write a letter to a newspaper or magazine editor.

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Write a blog post

Our blog is a real-time update on the impacts that Harm Reduction has had on real people just like you! We want to hear your own stories of how Harm Reduction has worked in your life.

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Learn about harm reduction

Want to spread the word to others? Keep your knowledge up-to-date! The following links are helpful resources to learn even more about Harm Reduction!

Harm Reduction Coalition
AMFAR
Coalition for Syringe Access
Drug Policy Alliance
International Drug Policy Consortium
Fact Sheet: Syringe Access

Host a training

Do you have contact with groups of people who can benefit from harm reduction knowledge? Do you have a space to use for presentations? Then consider hosting a training!

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Attend an event

Check out our calendar to see what events we have coming up. We hope to see you there!

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Still have some questions?

Contact Haley Coles, Executive Director at hcoles@spwaz.org