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1308, 2020

Join Convention Watch Parties Across Arizona

By |August 13th, 2020|Arizona, Democratic Convention, Democratic National Convention, Elections|

Check out all of the Convention Watch Parties the Democratic Party is hosting! Please share these with your online communities. There will also be virtual [...]

1108, 2020

Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Raises Red Flags on Social Security

By |August 11th, 2020|Arizona, Commentary, President|

President Trump announced four executive actions, including a temporary payroll tax cut. While illegal, they are also a backhanded way to defund Social Security and [...]

1008, 2020

Mayor Regina Romero Discusses Her First Months as Mayor of Tucson

By |August 10th, 2020|Tucson Mayor Regina Romero|

Mayor Regina Romero has had a lot on her governing plate since becoming the current leader of Tucson in December 2019. Like most Arizona’s Mayors, [...]

1008, 2020

Videos of Democratic Candidates Speaking at Democrats of Greater Tucson

By |August 10th, 2020|Elections, Immigration/Refugees, Labor, Law Enforcement, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Democrats of Greater Tucson meets every Monday at Noon via Zoom. Visit the EVENTS page to see our upcoming speaker. Note: this is not an [...]

708, 2020

On This Day 55 Years Ago, the Voting Rights Act Was Signed Into Law

By |August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In our lifetime Americans have been beaten, bloodied, and murdered because they wanted to vote. For Black Americans, their fundamental right was denied by white [...]

608, 2020

Historian Allan Lichtman Says Biden Will Win

By |August 6th, 2020|Joe Biden, President|

The professor famous for accurately predicting the winner of every presidential election since 1984 has issued his verdict for 2020: Joe Biden will defeat President Trump. American University Professor [...]

608, 2020

The Democratic Party National Platform

By |August 6th, 2020|Democratic Convention, Elections, Joe Biden|

Click to read the Democratic Party Platform 2020-07-31 Table of Contents DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 4 PREAMBLE 5 PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE [...]

308, 2020

Democratic Turnout is Exceeding Republican turnout

By |August 3rd, 2020|Arizona, Elections|

With the primary election tomorrow, Data Orbital is giving you their takeaways from the early vote data. There are still tens of thousands of ballots [...]

2907, 2020

Mark Kelly Will Protect Medicare and Social Security

By |July 29th, 2020|Mark Kelly|

Despite the fact that our seniors have been hit hard by the coronavirus, Washington politicians want to cut Medicare and Social Security, Mark Kelly says.  [...]

2807, 2020

The Biden Agenda for Women

By |July 28th, 2020|Joe Biden|

Joe Biden is going to build our country back better after this economic crisis and that includes ensuring we get closer to full inclusion of [...]

2407, 2020

What’s Happening In Portland Should Concern Everyone

By |July 24th, 2020|Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement|

We want to update you on the situation on the ground in Portland, Oregon. Over this past week, militarized federal forces have escalated their violent [...]

2407, 2020

The Compelling Movie about Harriet Tubman

By |July 24th, 2020|Black Lives Matter|

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the Movie Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's [...]

2107, 2020

Biden Condemns Trump’s use of Storm Troopers in Portland and other Cities

By |July 21st, 2020|Criminal Justice, Joe Biden, President|

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden issued a statement condemning Donald Trump’s use of Homeland Security Forces in Portland, Oregon, and [...]

1707, 2020

Must See: Ex-Trumper nails why we’re so exhausted by our president

By |July 17th, 2020|Ex-Trumpers|

"This guy should get the frick off Twitter... All he does is watch the goddamn news. Why don't you do your frickin job, Donald [...]

1207, 2020

A Trumper Explains Why He is Voting Democratic This Year

By |July 12th, 2020|Elections, President|

CLICK LINK BELOW TO WATCH https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/campaign-ads-2020/republican-voters-against-trump-not-my-proudest-moment--campaign-2020/2020/07/11/fa6f1eec-794e-4ea6-8829-17fb5e05e6f5_video.html The grainy first-person testimonial arrived at 2 a.m. in late June. A 40-year-old man with a thick Southern [...]

607, 2020

Trump erodes America’s foundation. This Fourth of July, I pledge to rebuild it.

By |July 6th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Joe Biden|

The Fourth of July commemorates a courageous, extraordinary day, when the architects of our nation laid the first stone in the foundation of American democracy. [...]

607, 2020

In his Ads, Joe Biden salutes Front Line Heroes who Face the Perils of COVID 19 Every Day

By |July 6th, 2020|Joe Biden|

This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. https://blogforarizona.net/ If voters need another reason to pick Joe Biden over [...]

507, 2020

Joe Biden: ‘We’re still in a deep, deep job hole because Donald Trump’

By |July 5th, 2020|Economics, Joe Biden, Labor|

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Trump’s celebration of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report and urged him to stop [...]

207, 2020

Video: Andrea Dalessandro, Candidate for AZ House in LD2

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Andrea Dalessandro, Candidate for AZ House in LD2, spoke at Democrats of Greater Tucson on June 29, 2020. Andrea is currently an Arizona state [...]

2206, 2020

Your Daily Dose of Joe!

By |June 22nd, 2020|President|

To all the Dreamers who make our country better and stronger every single day: Thank you. This country needs you. #HomeIsHere pic.twitter.com/VZPVqY1cgq — Joe Biden [...]

1606, 2020

Video: JoAnna Mendoza, Candidate for AZ Senate in LD11

By |June 16th, 2020|Arizona, Economics, Education, Elections, Environment, Racism|

JoAnna spoke at the July 15, 2020, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. She is a Democratic candidate for Senate in LD11, a [...]

906, 2020

Watch DGT Online: Chris Nanos for Sheriff

By |June 9th, 2020|Elections, Local Candidates and Electeds, Tucson, Webinar|

On June 8, 2020, Chris Nanos, a candidate for Sheriff, spoke at the weekly DGT Online meeting. He discussed Community Policing, Social Justice [...]

606, 2020

Keeping Kids Safe: Senator Victoria Steele and Childcare Advocates Launch Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Initiative

By |June 6th, 2020|Arizona Democratic Party, Behavioral Health, Children & Families, Community Organizing, Domestic Violence, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Child abuse doesn’t stop during a pandemic, it gets worse and during this period of social distancing, concern for children’s safety is growing. This is [...]

306, 2020

Anti-Racism Resources

By |June 3rd, 2020|Racism|

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the tight grasp that white supremacy and racism still hold throughout our country. If you’ve been at all [...]

306, 2020

More Voters Trust Biden on Race Relations

By |June 3rd, 2020|Elections, President|

Biden leading Donald Trump, 52% to 41% West Long Branch, NJ – Joe Biden currently holds an 11-point lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race [...]

3105, 2020

Black Lives Matter

By |May 31st, 2020|Local Activism, Local Candidates and Electeds|

We have each been sickened by the video of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the Minneapolis police officers last week. From Mr. Floyd’s family, [...]

3105, 2020

Biden expands his lead over Trump to 10-point margin

By |May 31st, 2020|Elections, Healthcare, President|

Excerpted from the Washington Post: Americans give President Trump negative ratings for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the crisis has persisted his prospects for [...]

2705, 2020

The NYT Headline All Democrats Want to See

By |May 27th, 2020|Elections, President|

2605, 2020

Senior Voters Cast a Skeptical Eye Toward Trump’s Reelection

By |May 26th, 2020|Elections|

Allen Lehner was a Republican until Donald Trump became his party’s nominee in 2016. The 74-year-old retiree says he couldn’t bring himself to vote for [...]

1605, 2020

Dr. Jill Biden Holds Virtual Meetings with Arizona Democratic Activists and Educators

By |May 16th, 2020|Arizona Democratic Party, Arizona Education Association, Elections, Felecia Rotellini, First Lady, Local Activism, President, Tucson, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero|

Crossposted from BloForArizona.net (Update Available!) Original Post by David Gordon Dr. Jill Biden is an exceptional spokesperson for her husband, the 2020 Democratic Presumptive Presidential [...]

1605, 2020

‘Manipulative, Deceitful, User’: Tara Reade Left a Trail of Aggrieved Acquaintances

By |May 16th, 2020|Elections|

From Politico: A number of those who crossed paths with Biden’s accuser say they remember two things: She spoke favorably about her time working for [...]

1405, 2020

Billy Peard, Candidate for State Representative, LD2 – May 11, 2020

By |May 14th, 2020|Economics, Education, Elections, Local Candidates and Electeds, Webinar|

https://youtu.be/Q8BPbz-98dg In this DGT Online Zoom webinar, Billy Peard, Candidate for State Representative, LD2, discussed: His personal/professional background Why he is running, and why this [...]

1005, 2020

Outlaw Dirty Money on Pause after Getting 275,000 Signatures

By |May 10th, 2020|Elections|

Your continued ideas and enthusiasm are inspiring. Regrettably, there are still lots of unanswered questions about the virus emergency and how we can (or if [...]

605, 2020

WATCH Juan Padres, Candidate for Pima Supervisor, District 3

By |May 6th, 2020|Local Candidates and Electeds, Webinar|

https://youtu.be/xK-W5F1ayhY In this Zoom broadcast by Democrats of Greater Tucson on May 4, 2020, Juan Padres discusses poverty in Pima County, quality early childhood education, [...]

405, 2020

Indivisible Endorses Biden for President

By |May 4th, 2020|Elections|

Indivisible believes that it’s crucially important for us to unite behind the Democratic Party’s nominee. And so do you. Indivisible is excited to announce that [...]

305, 2020

The Latest on Covid-19 Testing in Arizona

By |May 3rd, 2020|Healthcare|

  Drive-up testing does exist; however, this is limited to people with symptoms at this time. Here is the general information from the AZ Gov’s [...]

3004, 2020

How To Look Good on Zoom Video Calls

By |April 30th, 2020|Webinar|

https://youtu.be/ACNGhPKnmok This video has 2,102,203 views as of Mar 31, 2020. Angie “Hot and Flashy” Schmitt,  is a 55-year-old YouTuber who demos and reviews beauty [...]

2804, 2020

Alison Jones: Mail-in voting works

By |April 28th, 2020|Elections|

Pima County GOP Chairman David Eppihimer railed against mail-in ballots in a recent Op-Ed (“The left’s all-mail voting fantasy must be put to rest,” April [...]

1504, 2020

Welfare for the Rich: How Tax Dollars Go to Millionaires

By |April 15th, 2020|Commentary, Economics|

Excerpted from Welfare for the Rich: How Your Tax Dollars End Up in Millionaires’ Pockets – And What You Can Do About It by Phil Harvey [...]

1404, 2020

How Democrats Will Win in 2020

By |April 14th, 2020|Local Candidates and Electeds, President|

Muthoni Wambu Kraal, National Political and Organizing Director, Democratic National Committee By Muthoni Wambu Kraal Overview Thanks to your generosity, we've been [...]

1404, 2020

DGT Webinar with Dustin Walters, candidate for Pima Assessor

By |April 14th, 2020|Economics, Webinar|

https://youtu.be/o1Y14goDKms This live webinar was presented on April 13, 2020. Dustin Walters: -- Is a Senior Property Appraiser in the Assessor’s office -- Lived [...]

1104, 2020

Watch “Stayin’ Inside” Corona Virus Bee Gees Parody

By |April 11th, 2020|Humor|

https://youtu.be/nmUXntGlqFI Stay home and wash your hands! Hope everybody is staying safe, and staying inside!" says Brent McCollough - songwriter, producer and keyboard player. [...]

1004, 2020

Donate to Food Bank and Get a Tax Credit

By |April 10th, 2020|Local Activism|

As COVID-19 affects our community, helping our neighbors is more important than ever. The critical need for emergency food will only increase as our communities [...]

904, 2020

Recording of Laura Conover Webinar Now Online

By |April 9th, 2020|Criminal Justice|

See and hear the recording of Laura Conover, Democrat for Pima County Attorney, who spoke at the April 6, 2020 meeting of Democrats [...]

804, 2020

Bernie Sanders drops out of the race, clearing path for Joe Biden

By |April 8th, 2020|President|

Today Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic Presidential Primary, clearing the path for former Vice President Joe Biden to be [...]

704, 2020

Chris Nanos Wants a Second Shot as Sheriff

By |April 7th, 2020|Gun Safety|

Chris Nanos would like a second shot at serving as the Pima County Sheriff Position. Appointed in 2015 to complete the term of retiring [...]

504, 2020

The Latest Email From My Doctor About the Virus

By |April 5th, 2020|Healthcare|

Dr. Little says if you must go out to a public location, wear disposable gloves and a mask. “The next two weeks [...]

504, 2020

Fun for Democrats — Pick Your Favorite Bumper Sticker

By |April 5th, 2020|Local Activism|

The Democratic National Committee is about to release a brand-new bumper sticker to support Democrats, but we're still missing something pretty important: Your opinion! [...]

504, 2020

19 Times Trump belittled the Coronavirus threat.

By |April 5th, 2020|Healthcare|

Emily Singer from The American Independent Foundation has compiled a list of 19 Times Trump belittled the coronavirus threat. Here are just ten of [...]

204, 2020

WATCH Our Latest Webinar: Steve Diamond, Candidate for Pima Supervisor

By |April 2nd, 2020|Local Candidates and Electeds|

https://youtu.be/ChgKSN_HbgE More than 60 people registered for the first DGT webinar with Steve Diamond on Monday, March 30. Steve is the first Democrat to run [...]

3103, 2020

ACLU Wins Injunctions to Permit Abortions in Ohio and Alabama

By |March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hours after the ACLU and Ohio abortion providers asked a federal court for relief, the court granted their request for a temporary restraining order today [...]

3103, 2020

Koch network causes the nation’s lack of trust in government

By |March 31st, 2020|Education|

Communities around the world have been deeply impacted by the recent public health crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We [...]

2803, 2020

We Mourn the Death of Richard Elías

By |March 28th, 2020|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Democrats are shocked and saddened about the death of Richard Elias, Chairman of the Pima County Supervisors (shown above with PCDP Executive Director, Cat Ripley). [...]

2603, 2020

Border Activists Demand “Stop the Wall” During Pandemic

By |March 26th, 2020|Immigration/Refugees, Uncategorized|

Leaders from 109 state and national civil rights, immigration, religious and environmental organizations sent a letter to US leaders demanding they halt land possession and [...]

2603, 2020

What to Know and Do with the US Census

By |March 26th, 2020|Economics|

The importance of everyone answering the 2020 census questionnaire is unquestionable for all of us as residents, not just citizens.  What determines how much [...]

2603, 2020

An Educator’s View of the New State Budget

By |March 26th, 2020|Education|

The Legislature passed an $11.8 billion ‘skinny’ contingency budget and has adjourned until April 13. There are both good and not so good included in [...]

2403, 2020

Video: AZ Legislature Passes ‘Skinny’ Budget with Bipartisan Coronavirus Plan

By |March 24th, 2020|Economics, Labor|

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/0QxaaKy3/img_6275_dvd.mp4 Rep. Pam Powers Hannley reports on new legislative action. Reprinted from https://powersforthepeople.net/ With the novel Coronavirus pandemic swirling around the Arizona capital and, most [...]

2303, 2020

Republican “Stimulus” is Corporate Welfare

By |March 23rd, 2020|Economics|

Before we buy into the BS narrative that the Democrats are playing party politics by stalling the Republican Senate “stimulus package,” I think we need [...]

2003, 2020

The Iskashitaa Refugee Network Reduces Food Waste and Feeds People

By |March 20th, 2020|Local Activism|

Iskashitaa Refugee Network, an organization that stands for human rights, human dignity and hope for that part of our community suffering from food insecurity. This [...]

1903, 2020

Biden and Sanders Democrats will need to Learn from History and Unite

By |March 19th, 2020|Commentary|

Russian Bolshevism under Lenin was not a majority movement in 1917 and 1918. Italian Fascism headed by Mussolini was not a majority movement from 1919 [...]

1903, 2020

The Best Thing Donald Trump could do for the Country is Shut Up

By |March 19th, 2020|Healthcare|

Another week, another several dozen lies, mischaracterizations, and whoppers by the Liar in Chief. ♦  Calling the coronavirus a foreign virus during his address to [...]

1903, 2020

Councilman Steve Kozachik Saves Glass from Landfills by Grinding it into Sand

By |March 19th, 2020|Environment/Climate Change|

Council Member Steve Kozachik with sand made of glass. While attending a Mayor and City Council meeting in support of green infrastructure funding, [...]

1903, 2020

Bring background checks to the Pima County Gun Show

By |March 19th, 2020|Gun Safety|

The Pima County gun show is an ongoing crime scene -- operated by two criminals who sell guns without background checks to felons, domestic abusers [...]

1903, 2020

Martha McSally vs. Mark Kelly’s Plan to Cut Medicare Prescription Costs

By |March 19th, 2020|Healthcare|

Martha McSally is dodging and spinning for her political life. She is polling consistently behind her Democratic challenger Captain Mark Kelly, most recently by 7 points, one poll [...]