Arizona NOW Chapters
5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics
League of Women Voters We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a perfect democracy.
Arizona Women’s Partnership Promoting the status of Arizona women and empowering women’s grassroots organizations through mini-grants and publicity.
Arizona Advocacy Network Arizona Advocacy Network and Foundation is the premier defender of democracy and democratic institutions in Arizona. We fight to protect and expand access to the ballot and ensure fair and open elections and courts by supporting Arizona’s Clean Elections and Merit Selection systems.
AZ Resist The AZ Resist Calendar is by the community, for the community, to empower our communities and encourage civic and political engagement. Get informed, get involved.
ERA Task Force AZ The ERA Task Force AZ is a coalition of groups and individual volunteers working to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Arizona.
ERA Coalition The Constitution embodies the nation’s core values. Equality between women and men is a fundamental human right that should be guaranteed in the Constitution.
AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment We encourage women to become involved in the political process and support those who seek leadership roles in their communities.
National Organization for Women Our priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom, and other women’s health issues; opposing racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community, and ending violence against women.
East Valley NAACP, The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and eradicate racial hatred or racial discrimination.
Black Lives Matter Diversity and Anti-Racism -We courageously confront racism and discrimination. We reflect the voices, experiences, and interests of diverse cultural and social groups.
Equality Arizona We network, stay focused, and organize around key issues facing the LGBTQ community.
Indivisible energizes and informs Americans about the government’s potential and enlists them to imagine and create the government we need for all to have a safe, healthy, just, and prosperous future.
Arizona Justice Alliance, The mission of the Arizona Justice Alliance is to reduce prison populations and decrease corrections spending so that state resources can be invested in critical services that prevent crime, protect citizens, and fulfill state priorities.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is working to close the gender pay gap by 2030! Learn how to improve your financial future and secure the pay you deserve. AAUW is offering a free online salary negotiation course.
GradSchoolHub created a guide resource for women considering furthering their careers and moving up the leadership ladder by obtaining their master’s in business. The guide provides a checklist to have a competitive application, knowledge from MBA alumni on what to expect upon graduation, 6 ways that business schools have closed the gender disparity gap, and a list of financial aid available for women pursuing their MBA.
Immigration/Human Rights Advocacy
Puente We develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend our families and ourselves in order to enhance the quality of life of our community members.
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Our mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights over property interests.
LUCHA (Living United for Change in AZ) Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a dynamic, membership-led, grassroots organization, building power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all.
Promise Arizona At Promise Arizona, we believe that building immigrant and Latino political power is key to bringing hope, dignity, and progress to our communities. We were born out of a passion for fairness and unity, and our organization strives to promote and harness the power of the Latino community in Arizona.
Refugee Aid is a volunteer group of concerned people who assist refugee families seeking asylum in the United States. We are disturbed by the mistreatment of refugee families – desperate people who have taken the initiative to seek a better life for themselves and their children. We are particularly focused on the welfare of refugee children. We believe all people deserve to be treated humanely.
One N Ten Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 14-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self-expression, self-acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices.
Children’s Action Alliance A Voice For Arizona’s Children For More Than 25 Years
Bloom365 Prevent teen dating abuse BEFORE it starts through youth-driven education, advocacy and activism.
Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
NARAL Pro-choice Arizona Pro-choice Arizona
Abortion Fund of Arizona The Abortion Fund of Arizona provides direct assistance to people seeking abortion care in Arizona.
Plan C a safe at home abortion is here.
If When How transforms the law and policy landscape through advocacy, support, and organizing so all people have the power to determine if, when, and how to define, create, and sustain families with dignity and to actualize sexual and reproductive wellbeing on their own terms.
The Network for Public Health Law downloads:
Post-Dobbs Legal Avenues to Abortion Access
Key Federal Responses to Protect Abortion Access and Promote Reproductive Health Post-Dobbs
Ending Violence Against Women
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACESDV) Our mission is to end sexual and domestic violence in Arizona by dismantling oppression and promoting equity among all people.
The National Women’s History Project The National Women’s History Project recognizes and celebrates the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing informational services and educational and promotional materials.
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women Focused on shaping policy, conducting outreach, increasing awareness, informing priorities and working to ensure that tribal communities are represented within conversations where native women have historically been underrepresented.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. “Home, the most dangerous place for women, with majority of female homicide victims worldwide killed by partners or family, UNODC study says”
World Health Organization Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.
Benefits Assistance Program, a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) of the Area Agency on Aging, provides objective information about Medicare and other health insurance benefits to seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers. Trained volunteers are available at a number of locations throughout Maricopa County to provide free personalized assistance, or you can call 602-264-4357 to speak to a benefits counselor.
WUNRN (Women’s UN Report Network) addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the globe.
How to Write Letters to State Senators and Representatives
Step 1: Find Your State Legislators
If you’re not sure who your legislators are you can easily obtain that information, check who your state legislators are here.
Step 2: Address Your Envelope
For anyone who needs a little refresher on how to address a letter, here is what it should look like:
1700 W Washington Street – Senate
Phoenix, AZ 85007
1700 W Washington Street – House
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Step 3: Write Your Letters
These letters are specifically to introduce yourself, welcome your legislator’s to the new legislative session, and tell them what you want to see changed.
Feel free to use the templates below and personalize your letters as much as you want! The most effective way to make an impact on your legislator is to HANDWRITE these letters. I know this takes a little bit more time, but handwritten letters are the best way to let your legislators know that you are paying attention and holding them accountable. When you are done, you should have three handwritten letters in total: one letter for your state senator and two letters for your two state representatives.
*If you are a registered voter in Arizona, let them know that! These people are elected by voters and want to keep us happy. However, if you are not old enough to vote yet, that is okay! They will no doubt be impressed by your early interest in local government.
Dear Senator [Last Name],
My name is [Your Name], and I am a community member who resides in your district. I want to introduce myself, I have lived in Arizona my whole life / for X years. Because I have long-standing ties to this community, I want to see it change for the better. One way I am seeking to promote positive change in my community is by reaching out to you. I wanted to tell you what issues are important to me. Here is a short list:
- Ending gun violence
- Ending sexual violence and sexual harassment
- Ending police brutality
- Increasing funding for Arizona public schools (in the long-term, not just the short-term!)
- Adding the ERA to Arizona’s state constitution
- Protecting reproductive rights
- Protecting LGBTQ+ rights
- Fighting climate change
I am asking you as a state legislator to please keep your constituents’ interests in mind as you decide how to vote for this session. I look forward to contacting you again soon!
[Print Your Full Name]
[Your Street Address]
[City], AZ [Zip Code]
Step 4: Send Your Letters
You’re almost done! Just put your nice handwritten letter in your addressed envelope and seal it. Don’t forget a stamp! Then drop your letters in your mailbox and give yourself a pat on the back. You just participated in local democracy. Doesn’t that feel great?