This bill has gotten a lot of attention. In essence, it bans ethnic studies and social justice studies and events, at any of our public universities and community colleges. Specifically, we should be very concerned about the provisions that prohibit courses, classes, events, or activities that:
● Are designed primarily for a specific ethnic group
● Advocate for solidarity based on ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or social class
● “Negatively” target specific nationalities or countries.
The latter of these provisions is especially concerning because it is broag and is left up to interpretation. Above all this, if found in violation, colleges and universities could be fined up to 10%” of the money they receive from the state.
This bill has been assigned to the Education committee in this House and we are waiting to see when the hearing will be.
HB 2260: voter registartion; student addresses
This bill changes one thing:
● Dormitory addresses may no longer be used to determine residency for voter registration
In essence, the bill classifies dorm addresses as a “temporary address” so that students, specifically from out of state, can not use them to register to vote in the state of Arizona. The law states that a dorm address is evidence of a temporary address with intent to return to some other permanent address, meaning, in order for a student to register to vote, the student must me able to prove that they also retain residence in Arizona as a house or apartment other than their dorm. This will make it extremely hard for many students to register to vote.
This bill has not yet been assigned to committee.
Please make sure you call your state legislators and Representative Thorpe and let them know these bills must be stopped!