RELEASE: AZ Legislative Session Recap – Arizona Republicans Prioritized Attacking Reproductive Freedoms and Democracy

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As the DLCC kicks off the ‘Summer of the States‘, a major focus will be flipping both chambers of the Arizona legislature in November

WASHINGTON — The Arizona legislative session ended,, and instead of addressing real challenges facing Arizonans, GOP majorities marked the session by veering into far-right extremism. From wasting precious time to rectify the egregious 1864 abortion ban and blocking contraception access to threatening to legalize murder against migrants and attacking democracy itself, Republican majorities exemplified the dangers of their majority power. 

The priorities of Arizona Republicans are dangerous and wildly out of step with the needs of their communities, which is why the stakes of the legislative elections in November couldn’t be higher. Democrats only need to gain two seats in each chamber to flip control of the legislature, block egregious attacks on fundamental freedoms and help Gov. Hobbs deliver on progress that Arizonans deserve. 

Some of the most extreme GOP priorities from the 2024 legislative session include:

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:

“As the Arizona legislative session draws to a close, it’s crystal clear that Arizona Republicans are out of step and too extreme to represent Arizona communities across the state. Instead of delivering common sense solutions to lower costs and protect fundamental freedoms, time and time again, Arizona Republicans prioritized their MAGA agenda to attack reproductive care, upend democracy, and demonize vulnerable communities. The MAGA Arizona GOP is a hotbed of dangerous extremism, and the stakes for November’s legislative session couldn’t be more crystal clear. Only Democrats in the state legislature are committed to safeguarding reproductive rights and protecting democracy for years to come.

“Democrats are just two seats away in each chamber from flipping control of the legislature, which would fundamentally push Arizona toward a brighter future. The DLCC is committed to electing champions of fundamental freedoms and ensuring Arizonans have real leadership in the state legislature.”

The DLCC is the official arm of the Democratic Party with the sole mission of building Democratic power in the states and setting the national agenda at the state level. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.