Get Ready For The 2017 Legislative Session!

Arizona Citizens Defense League

Unleash RTS

The 2017 legislative session will begin on Monday, January 11. We need to be ready to act.

For upcoming committee hearings, the best way to communicate your position on legislation is via the Request to Speak (RTS) system. RTS comments are transmitted to each committee member and become part of the committee meeting record. They carry more weight than an email.

It is important to note here that while it is called “Request to Speak,” registering your support or opposition on a bill does not require you to attend a hearing to testify. That is optional.

Once your RTS account has been created, you can log in remotely like you would any other online system. It only takes a few mouse clicks to relay your position on any bill to committee members.

Unfortunately, RTS accounts can only be created using dedicated computer terminals at the Capitol in Phoenix or the state offices in Tucson. If you are an AzCDL member and your membership is current, our volunteers can set up an RTS account for you at one of the Capitol terminals. Simply reply to this email and give us your first and last name along with the email address you want to use for your RTS account. We will create your account and provide you with your online log-in information.

Not an AzCDL member or your membership has expired? You can join AzCDL or renew your membership online.

Those who want to disarm you also understand the importance of RTS. They are urging their followers to use RTS to tell legislators to defeat the same bills we will be asking you to support. Their goal is to have every peaceful Arizona gun owner tagged, tracked and targeted for registration and confiscation. You can defeat them by using RTS to tell committee members to support good legislation and to prevent bad bills from progressing.

Detailed instructions using RTS to register your opinions on bills are available at AzCDL’s RTS page. As important bills are scheduled for committee hearings we will notify you via these alerts. It only takes a few mouse clicks to make a big difference.

John Wentling

John Wentling

Vice President / Policy Adviser Arizona Citizens Defense League Chairman Arizona Citizens Defense League PAC