Last fall, the voters of Arizona rejected vouchers by an overwhelming vote.

But the Koch brothers and devious Doug Ducey are not giving up. They slipped through an innocuous bill to thwart the will of the people.

Stop them!

From: “Save Our Schools Arizona” [email protected]>
Date: May 1, 2019 at 8:16:11 PM MST
To: “Barbara Veltri” [email protected]>
Subject: 🚨🚨🚨 Red Alert: Stealth bill SB 1349 needs IMMEDIATE opposition
Reply-To: [email protected]

SB 1349 “Family College Savings Program” sounded innocent, and flew right under our radar. But when we took a closer look, we realized this program was introducing vouchers by another name.  

We are asking for IMMEDIATE action, since this bill has already passed Senate and House and is now back in the Senate for conformity review. We have only ONE chance to kill this bad bill.

  1. Call your Senator and ask for a NO vote on the conformed SB 1349
  2. Use “RTS 2.0” to enter AGAINST SB 1349 (Request to Speak → My Bill Positions → Enter Bill Number, select bill, then click AGAINST)

This bill creates a new way to siphon tax dollars out of the state’s general fund by incentivizing Arizona families to spend their 529 savings on K-12 private school tuition and expenses (up to $10,000 per account per year!) instead of saving for college, as the accounts are intended.

To add insult to injury, the bill could drain up to $438K annually from the general fund (and therefore our public schools), according to the state’s own nonpartisan fiscal review board.

This is NOT fiscally responsible and harms our public schools.

Thank you for your activism!

The Leadership Team

Save Our Schools Arizona