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Legislative Advocacy

Use these tools to stay on top of issues and connect with your legislators.

AWC BillTracker

Your online tool that easily tracks and helps you learn about bills of significant interest to cities and towns. Find out AWC’s position on the bill, including the potential positive or harmful impacts. Read bill summaries and comments, get hearing times, AWC contacts for the bill and links to supplemental AWC information.

Talking to legislators

Here are some tips from AWC on communicating effectively with your legislators.

Fact Sheets

These fact sheets were created for the 2015 legislative session, to assist city officials in informing their legislators about important city priorities.

Take Action

When an issue is of critical importance and time is of the essence, AWC will send an Action Alert right to your email. You will be provided with the information you need to immediately contact your legislators about a specific topic.

Legislature’s home page

Find information on the legislative process, proposed legislation, the legislative directory, search for bill information, and find links to the House and Senate.

Bill information

Daily bill status reports, bill information, committee reports, initiatives and a topical legislative index. If you have a bill that you would like to follow that is not on AWC’s BillTracker, you can access information at this site.

Agendas, calendars & schedules

Committee agendas, daily and weekly meeting schedules and session bill cutoff calendar.

Fiscal notes

Know the fiscal impact of a legislative proposal.


TVW is a great source to watch or listen to legislative action online. The site has also an extensive archive that allows you to view hearings or floor debate that already occurred.