About Chris DeYoung

Chris DeYoung has a degree in Computer Science from the U of A and works primarily with data networks these days. He has a background in databases, programming, and system administration. Chris also has experience in audio production and recording studio engineering. “That helps inform my self-taught video editing, along with hobby-level experience in photography and Photoshop,” he says. Chris DeYoung is DGT's volunteer video editor. He a volunteer on the LD20 Data Team.

Analyst Sam Almy: Democrats Won the Big Races Despite a Drop in Turnout

Data Analyst Sam Almy spoke at the 1-23-23 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Set of below are his slides and an edited transcript of his remarks.  Sam Almy: I have a few slides. I won't be taking too much time here. But I want to go over what happened in Pima County and give it a bit of a statewide angle. And then I think many people will cover the top races, the US Senate, the governor, and things like that. They are also going to probably take a look at the single-shot races for the State House. There's [...]

By |2023-01-26T16:27:31-07:00January 26th, 2023|Arizona Politics|

Young Democrat James Cerasia on Engaging Young Voters

Law student James Cerasia, who is the Chair of the Pima County Young Democrats Task Force, spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting on October 31, 2022. At age 26, he described the challenges young voters face in finding a job, borrowing huge sums for college, being denied a home loan because of student debt, dealing with landlords who have inordinate power over tenants and losing personal and reproductive rights. James is running to be the Recording Secretary of the Pima County Democratic Party. He is in his final year of law school at the University of Arizona James [...]

By |2022-11-16T09:24:40-07:00November 8th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Democracy, Elections|

Ron Barber: Push Back on Election Violence

Ron Barber warned about election violence and disinformation at the October 17, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Former US House member Ron Barber is leading a cross-partisan initiative — the Democracy Resilience Network — to push back on election disinformation and violence targeting voters at the polls. “Our democracy is in serious danger, and these networks will help restore trust and confidence in our elections,” Barber says. “We believe that the vast majority of Americans share these concerns and will respond favorably to credible and trusted messengers.” Ron co-leads the Arizona Network with Don Henninger, a moderate Republican from Scottsdale, [...]

By |2022-11-05T16:22:47-07:00November 5th, 2022|Elections|

Re-Elect Tom O’Halleran

Congressman Tom O'Halleran spoke at the October 3, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.

By |2022-10-15T20:12:39-07:00October 15th, 2022|Elections|

Camaron Stevenson, Managing Editor of the Copper Courier

Camaron Stevenson spoke at the September 19, 2020 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He is the Managing Editor of The Copper Courier, which is a daily newsletter with 44,000 readers on Facebook. The Copper Courier is a civic media newsroom run by Arizonans, for Arizonans. Their reporters write about the communities they live in—not as outsiders looking in–but as individuals who tell the stories that matter to those around them. Cameron previously worked as a writer for Upworthy and Right This Minute, and as a producer on AZTV’s morning talk show.

By |2022-09-22T10:45:48-07:00September 22nd, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Kirsten Engel Campaigns to Restore Abortion Rights in Congress

Siding with the majority of voters, Congressional candidate Kirsten Engel said she will work to restore reproductive rights. She is running for the open seat in Tucson's Congressional District 6, and she spoke at the September 12, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "I am committed to guaranteeing women's fundamental freedom," she said. "It is a freedom for women to make their own health care decisions, their own decisions about whether or not they want to follow through with a risky or unwanted pregnancy. And I believe strongly that we have to respect people who are pregnant to make [...]

By |2022-09-14T19:07:36-07:00September 12th, 2022|US Congress|

Pima County Attorney Laura Conover

Many thanks to our volunteer video editor, Chris DeYoung, a computer and data expert who works with the LD20 Data Team. Laura Conover spoke at the Labor Day meeting of Demcrats of Greater Tucson on September 5, 2022. She was elected as the Pima County Attorney in 2020. As the third woman to hold the Office, second defense attorney, and first victims’ rights attorney. She has made the news recently: • Former Tucson officer charged after fatally shooting a man in a wheelchair • Pima County attorney reverses course, won’t drop charges in Pioneer Hotel fire case • Laura Conover: What we’re doing [...]

By |2022-09-09T16:13:09-07:00September 9th, 2022|Criminal Justice|

Supervisor Rex Scott Targets Gun Pre-emption Law

Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott, representing District 1,  addressed critical topics in his talk to Democrats of Greater Tucson on August 23, 2022. Rex, a Democrat, was elected to represent District One in Tucson in 2020. Gun violence. Supervisor Scott is leading a challenge to the state law pre-empting local control of firearms. Taking a bold step for public safety, he led the Pima Supervisors to call for repealing a prohibition against local governments protecting their citizens from gun violence. If the “guns everywhere” law isn’t revoked, the County will ask a court to have it declared unconstitutional. The pre-emption [...]

By |2022-09-10T10:44:14-07:00August 24th, 2022|Gun Safety, Healthcare, Housing, Supervisor|
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