*State Veterans Legislative Update: 7 May 2016: Thank You – Thank You

With the sponsor being unable to muster up enough votes to pass SB 1316 S/E, it was not placed on the Senate agenda during the final session that ran about 20 hours ending at 0545 this morning.

Please consider sending the draft message at the end of this Email to thank all Arizona State Senators and Representatives who were prepared to vote against the bill had it come up in a last ditch effort to pass it, with some comments for those who supported it.

Email addresses with Semi-colons for members of the Arizona Senate:

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Senate Addresses With Commas:

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Email addresses with Semi-colons for members of the Arizona House of Representatives:

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House Addresses With Commas:

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You might want to print this Email now to have the instructions below
available to facilitate using this process.
Guidance for processing and sending your Email(s).

When you are ready to forward the Message at the end of this text to all State Legislators:

1. Click on “Forward” from this message. (Note: Clicking on “Forward” does not send the message. It only sets it up to complete the processes below before hitting “Send”).
2. Then delete all of the Subject line in your new message except for: ‘Thank You – Thank You ‘
3. Edit the message that appears just below the blue line below if desired, and enter your name (and retired Rank if you are a Military Retiree) after the word ‘Respectfully’. Enter your address if desired, but that might tend to make some Legislators or their staff to delete your message before they read it if you are not a constituent. Consider just adding something like ”Concerned Arizona Veteran” or other phrase of your choosing after your name. If you are a constituent of one of the Legislators, in addition to sending this Email to all of them, please consider calling their offices with your concerns. Go to or click on www.azleg.gov here. At that site, click on ‘Senate’ or ‘House’ and then on ‘Members’ on the drop down menu) to find their phone numbers.
4. Copy the above Email addresses with Semi-colons (e.g., high light the addresses of all 30 Senators and then hit ‘Ctrl’ and ‘C’ simultaneously), and paste it on the Bcc: line (put your cursor on the Bcc: line of your new message and then hit ‘Ctrl’ and ‘V’ simultaneously. Then repeat the process in the same message or in a separate message for the State Representatives
If you have problems with your system not allowing so many address at one time, break the groups down into two or more groups for use in sending the messages.
And if your system rejects the use of Semi-colons separating the addresses, follow the above process using the groups of addresses separated by Commas as shown above.
5. Now High Light the blue line shown below (place your curser just below the blue line) press down and sweep upward across everything above it.
6. Then hit “Delete” on your keyboard . That will leave just the Draft Message and your name that now appears below the blue line as the text of your new Email.
7. Then when you feel comfortable that you have completed all the steps correctly, and have added your name at the end of the message, you can hit “Send” to send your Email.

Draft Message

Dear State Legislator,

Many thanks to all of you who were prepared to vote against predatory lending Bill SB 1316 S/E had it been placed on an agenda during the marathon Legislative session that lasted some 20 Hours, ending at about 5:45 AM on 7 May.

Many of us are still curious as to why so many of you, who were planning to vote for this Bill, have been so reluctant to speak out in support of it and were planning to vote for it along party lines instead of voting you conscience and what’s best for Arizona.

And we wonder what the motives were for the major proponents of the Bill that would have resulted in the kind of new business or free enterprise (as espoused by some) that Arizona that does not need. And it certainly was not what their constituents and Arizona residents wanted. They lost the battle last year, and now again this year (under a new name). And we will be prepared to oppose any similar effort by the lending industry and lobbyists should that happen in the future.