Time to start thinking legislatively
As previewed in our April 17 newsletter, plans are well under way for implementation of AZELO’s unique 7 Touches Campaign.
the guidance of Leesa Stevens, Dwight Moore and Jay Scherotter, the
team has divided the state’s geography into eight regions, each with a
Regional Leader who is responsible for implementing the campaign for the
Legislative Districts that fall within their assigned region. Regions
were allocated based on geography, population density, registered voter
population, and proximity to a leader’s home.
Here’s a look at the campaign organization:
1, 5, 6, 7
8, 12, 16, 28
Jay Scherotter S.
17, 22, 16, 27
Mandy Weaver Central
15, 18, 24
W. Maricopa County
20, 21, 29, 30
Dwight Moore W.
& S.W. Arizona
2, 4, 13, 19
3, 9, 10, 11, 14
The 7 Touches Campaign will launch in
May and continue through November. It is focused on introducing
legislators to the AZELO organization, increasing their understanding of
medical aid in dying (MAID), and providing an opportunity to meet our
What the heck is a constituent/volunteer?
“constituent” part means the person lives and votes in a specific
Legislative District. Importantly, they help elect Representatives and
Senators to office. Part of any elected officeholder’s job is to
represent their constituents’ interests and provide a direct link to
government. The “volunteer” simply indicates that we are relying on
citizens willing to express their belief in the need for a medical
aid in dying law in Arizona. They don’t even need to be an active AZELO
here's what the job entails. Early next month, when you read about the
campaign's 1st Touch in this newsletter, please follow the directions on
how to email your legislators and what to say. Then, shortly
thereafter, your Regional Leader will be contacting you to support you
and answer any questions you have. Once the campaign gets rolling, we
anticipate it will only take about 15 minutes per month for a
constitute/volunteer to help in this important effort.
the campaign’s leadership framework in place, next comes the task of
identifying AZELO supporters who are willing to serve as
constituent/volunteers. Ideally, we would simply invite one of our
volunteers in each of the state’s Legislative Districts to work with
their Regional Leader to communicate with their District’s two
State Representatives and One Senator. Unfortunately,
Arizona is a big state (114,000 square miles) and AZELO doesn’t have a
volunteer living in each and every Legislative District. That means that
if one of our Regional Leaders contacts you and asks for your help, we
sincerely hope you will agree to be part of what promises to be a
history-making Arizona legislative session.starting Jan.1, 2021.
For your convenience, here is the
link to the website where you can simply type in your home
address and find the number of your Legislative District: What's My District? outlined
in green. Be sure to note that Congressional (federal) districts
also appear on the map (outlined in blue). Once you determine your
Legislative District number you can check out another site to learn all
about the people who represent your interests in the Arizona
Statehouse My State Legislators.