Dear Friend,

Along with our friends at Center for Arizona Policy, we have a request for your urgent help.

Senate Bill 1165, a bill to protect girls sports in Arizona, has been sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature! The bill protects female athletes from having to compete against biologically male athletes.

We need your voice asking Gov. Ducey to sign it into law!

SB 1165 protects opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring them a level playing field. Ignoring biological realities hurts girls and women who should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. This bill prohibits biological boys and men from playing on girls’ and women’s scholastic sports teams.

Women fought long and hard to earn equal athletic opportunities. Allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women and girls.

Let’s ensure the playing field is level for girls’ sports!  Discrimination against girls in the name of social expediency has no place in Arizona. Please contact Governor Ducey today and ask him to please sign SB 1165 into law!

Governor Doug Ducey
Phone: (602) 542-4331 (Press 4 to leave a message)

Now is the time to speak up to protect girls’ sports in Arizona!


Joseph Kohm

Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

Do you know how your state ranks for being prolife?

Our friends at Americans United for Life have ranked all the states based on their protections for life and limitations on abortion. Find out where your state ranks in this story by one of our state-based family policy groups in the state ranked #1 for being prolife!

The Arizona Legislature recently passed bills protecting the sanctity of human life and allowing parents unprecedented choice in where they send their children to school.

One of the bills, SB 1367, is a law that provides basic, humane medical care for babies born alive after abortions. Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, one of Family Policy Alliance’s 40 state-based groups said the bill is just common sense.

“Babies who survive abortions could get a chance at life,” she said. “If Gov. Ducey signs this bill, babies would be given basic, humane medical care to save them.”

Arizona lawmakers also took steps to protect the conscience rights of health care workers who do not want to participate in physician assisted suicide. SB 1439 also protects those in the medical field from discrimination based on their faith beliefs.

“No one should be forced to participate in actions that violate their conscience,” explained Herrod. “This bill strengthens existing law to protect the rights of conscience of health care workers and also provides legal recourse if they face discrimination for exercising that right.”

And parents in Arizona got some good news when the Legislature passed a near-universal education savings account plan. The accounts allow parents to choose which school their child attends and the funds roll over from year to year.

“This groundbreaking school choice bill makes Arizona the first state to put in place a universal Empowerment Scholarship Account program,” said Herrod. “SB 1431 opens up eligibility to all Arizona students in a district or charter school. We’re grateful for the many lawmakers who took a bold stand for students and voted to pass this important legislation.”

To find one of Family Policy Alliance’s groups in your state, visit our website.

CAP Prayer Graphic

New ordinance only allows the chaplains of the city police and fire departments to open the meetings with prayer.

The Council had approved a moment of silence to replace the regular prayers after a Satanist from Tucson was scheduled to give an opening prayer in February. The new ordinance only allows the chaplains of the city police and fire departments to open the meetings with prayer.

“What we passed was reinstituting invocation or prayer at the city of Phoenix,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio told the Catholic News Agency, “we made it stronger than it ever has been in its 65-year history.”

CitizenLink’s allied policy group, the Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), is thrilled with the vote.

“Prayer has been a part of the legislative process throughout our nation’s and our state’s history,” CAP President Cathi Herrod said. “Allowing this cherished tradition to continue with a commonsense, respectful policy is the right decision for the City of Phoenix and its citizens.”