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Kirsten Engel Emerges as the Frontrunner in the Race to Succeed Ann Kirkpatrick in Congress

State Senator Kirsten Engel claimed the title of the front-runner in the race to succeed Ann Kirkpatrick in what is now Arizona Congressional District Two. Supported by many endorsements, she's running on popular issues such as ensuring Arizona's water supply, protecting reproductive freedom, and supporting voting rights. Now that Dr. Randy Friese has dropped out of the race, Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez are contesting each other for the Democratic Party nomination of that pivotal House seat in the 2022 elections.  Engel has also been acquiring several endorsements from former colleagues inside and outside the State Legislature including: State Senator [...]

By |2021-09-15T10:41:50-07:00September 15th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, US Congress|

Mayor Romero Pans Arizona Attorney General’s Claim that Vaccine Mandate is Illegal

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to get his party's nomination for the United States Senate so much that he is willing to risk lives during a pandemic to do it. Political hack Mark Brnovich In a September 7, 2021 press release, Brnovich asserted that Tucson's vaccine mandate for city employees is not legal because it violates Governor Ducey's Executive Order and state law. In the press release, the Arizona Attorney General stated: “Tucson’s vaccine mandate is illegal, and the city could be held liable for attempting to force employees to take it against their beliefs. COVID-19 vaccinations [...]

By |2021-09-12T15:44:33-07:00September 12th, 2021|Healthcare, Tucson|

Lauren Kuby Will Fight Special Interests at the Arizona Corporation Commission

Democrats have made gains on the Arizona Corporation Commission over the last two election cycles. In 2018, Sandra Kennedy re-took a seat she had previously held on the Commission. Former Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar won a seat in 2020. (Former Commissioner Bill Mundell, a former Republican turned Democrat, came close to winning as well.) Former Tempe Vice Mayor and current Tempe Councilmember Lauren Kuby, a fighter against Dark Money and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University, is running to capture another seat for Arizona consumers in 2022. Running on a ticket with Sandra Kennedy who is running for reelection, [...]

By |2021-09-12T14:41:34-07:00September 11th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

As Attorney General, Diego Rodriguez will Promote Criminal Justice Reform

State Representative Diego Rodriguez (D-LD27) has had a long career in public service. First as a lawyer in the Pima County Attorney Office. Then as an attorney in private practice. Currently, he is representing the people of LD 27 in the Arizona State House. As a legislator, Rep. Rodriquez has supported measures to: Protecting the rights of voters. Promoting public safety. Keeping school campuses safe from firearms. Protecting the civil rights of all Arizonans regardless of race, religion, gender orientation, or sexual preference. Safeguard the state minimum wage. Rep. Rodriguez has declared his candidacy to become the next Arizona Attorney [...]

By |2021-07-18T19:39:55-07:00July 18th, 2021|Attorney General|

As Arizona Secretary of State, Reginald Bolding wants People to Vote without Intimidation

Arizona State House Democratic Leader Reginald Bolding has dedicated his professional life to helping people, first as a special education instructor in the Roosevelt Elementary School District, then as a clinical instructor to young teachers at Arizona State University. Today, Rep. Bolding (D-LD27) is the House Democratic Leader in the Arizona State Legislature. A committed voting rights activist who has helped create organizations that have increased voter turnout in Arizona, Bolding has decided to run for Arizona Secretary of State. While in the Legislature, Bolding has supported measures to: Fully fund education. Expand KidsCare for poor children needing health care. [...]

By |2021-07-18T18:36:40-07:00July 18th, 2021|Secretary of State|

Aaron Lieberman’s Private and Public Experience Positions Him to be Arizona Governor

Legislative District 28 State Representative Aaron Lieberman’s career as an educator, entrepreneur, and legislator has demonstrated that he is dedicated to helping people by looking for ways to collaborate with others to solve problems. As a member of the Arizona State House, Representative Lieberman has supported: Protecting voting rights for all Arizonans. Promoting public safety. Protecting the environment. Helping the most vulnerable like wanting an expansion of KidsCare, increased funding for childcare, and additional monies for affordable housing. Fully funding education. Civil Rights Protections for everyone regardless of race, religion, gender orientation, or sexual preference. This article first appeared [...]

By |2021-07-14T17:32:10-07:00July 13th, 2021|Governor|

Arizonans are Striking Back with Ballot Referenda

With the Arizona Legislative Session over, citizen activists, stunned by the regressive taxation and voter suppressing measures passed over the last several months, are readying referendum petitions for Arizonans to sign that will appear on the 2022 ballot. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. Organizations like Stand for Children,  Arizona Deserves Better, and Invest in Arizona (which includes groups involved in the Invest in Education movement, the Children’s Action Alliance, the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona Interfaith Network, and Save Our Schools Arizona) are working to undo: SB1485: The purge of the Permanent [...]

By |2021-07-04T14:05:36-07:00July 4th, 2021|Ballot Referenda and Initiatives, Uncategorized|

Arizona Legislature Should Expel Insurrectionist — as Oregon Just Did

Oregan Republican Rep. Mike Nearman opens a door to let rioters into the Capitol on January 6. The Oregon State Legislature, in a bipartisan 59 to 1 vote, just voted to expel one of its members for helping to plan an armed attack on that state's capitol. The only person voting against the measure was Mike Nearman, the state legislator accused of helping to orchestrate the attack. Travel to Arizona and the State Legislature here can not get its act together in a bipartisan way to expel Legislative District (LD) 11, Representative Mark Finchem, even as more video [...]

By |2021-06-12T13:07:07-07:00June 12th, 2021|Arizona|

LD2 Representative Daniel Hernandez Aims for Congress in Tucson’s CD2

Arizona Representative Daniel Hernandez (D-LD2) states he has always wanted to help people since he was a small child. First, he wanted to help people by training in the medical profession. Later, the influence of former House Representative Gabby Giffords steered him toward assisting others through public service. Since 2017, Hernandez has served the people of LD2 Two and Grand Canyon State as a member of the Arizona House. In that time, he has supported and voted for measures to: Support democracy and the right to vote. Provide gun-free safety zones in schools. Safeguard water safety. Fund childcare services. Protect and increase rights [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:43:09-07:00June 9th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, US Congress|

Mark Finchem Has a Lot of Explaining to Do About January 6

Do you know where your Arizona state representative was on January 6, 2021, when Trumpist domestic terrorists attempted an insurrection and stormed the Nation’s Capitol? The people who reside in LD 11 may be surprised to know that one of their state representatives, Mark Finchem apparently was closer to the attack than he professed to be at the time. Recent reporting by Jerold MacDonald-Evoy of the Arizona Mirror has relayed that footage obtained on social media showed the LD 11 State Representative and aspiring Secretary of State Candidate (God help us all) was steps away from the East Capitol pathway leading up to [...]

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