Request to Speak - RTS
WHAT IS THE REQUEST TO SPEAK SYSTEM?
Arizona is fortunate to have a system in place to allow Arizonans an opportunity to weigh in on proposed Legislation before a vote is taken. It is called Request To Speak (RTS). RTS allows Arizonans to comment on proposed Legislation from home via the Leg. website RTS system.
HOW DOES THE RTS SYSTEM WORK?
When a Bill is scheduled for a Committee hearing you may log in to register your approval or disapproval and Committee members will see your opinion and any comments you provide. Members see comments before voting on a Bill. Any comment you leave becomes a part of the State Legislature's permanent record.
The RTS system is active only when a Bill is in Committee.
If you use RTS, you do not have to actually speak in support or opposition for a bill in a hearing.
HOW DO I CREATE AN RTS ACCOUNT?
Go to Civic Engagement Beyond Voting and fill out this form
After you complete and submit the form someone will go to the Capitol for you to create your account (required) and send you a confirming email with instructions and a temporary password.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU USED THE RTS SYSTEM PREVIOUSLY, YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW ACCOUNT. If you can't remember your password, go to https://apps.azleg.gov/Account/SignOn and click "Forgot Your Password?"
When you create your account with CEBV, you will automatically receive the Legislative Weekly newsletter.
You need sign up for Request To Speak only one time. Your account does not expire. The system recognizes your email address, and allows one account per email address.
Watch- Using Arizona’s Request to Speak System
Prescott RTS Groups
Monday mornings at 8:30 am - Abby Brill, LINK TO MEETING
Monday afternoons at 1 pm - Mavis Brauer
RTS Spread Sheet Summary, compiled by Diane McQueen
Comes out weekly: CLICK HERE
NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING RTS? HELP IS A CLICK AWAY!
Register for one of three Zoom January Training Sessions:
Thursday, Jan 14, 5:30pm register here
Thursday, Jan 21, 5:30 pm register here
Thurs., Jan 28, 5:30 pm register here
Training Sessions are helpful for newbies or folks needing a refresher with how the system works.
Register for Sunday Open House:
Sunday, Jan 17, 4:00pm register here
Sunday, Jan 24, 4:00pm register here
Sunday, Jan 31, 4:00pm register here
Sunday, Feb 7, 4:00pm register here
Sunday, Feb 14, 4:00pm register here
Learn about upcoming Bills and have RTS questions answered. These will be casual meetings for those interested in State Government Advocacy and run by people well versed on RTS.
The 4:00 Hour will focus on RTS and (when available) 5:00 will provide information on Redistricting.