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Larry Bodine is the President of Democrats of Greater Tucson, and a PC in Legislative District 9.

VIDEO: Miranda Schubert, Candidate for City Council, Ward 6, Calls for Housing Justice

Miranda Schubert is a candidate for Tucson City Council, Ward 6. She has been an academic advisor in Tucson for the past decade, now at the University of Arizona in the Department of Physiology. She is the chair of her department’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion working group and also a member of the Steering Committee for United Campus Workers of Arizona, Local 7065, a wall-to-wall union that includes workers from both ASU and the UA. Since 2016. The four points of her platform are: Bringing small, local businesses to Tucson. Pursuing community-centered construction. It is a privilege to build a [...]

By |2021-03-31T14:38:12-07:00March 31st, 2021|Environment/Climate Change, Housing, Tucson|

Videos of Candidates and Speakers at Democrats of Greater Tucson

Democrats of Greater Tucson meets every Monday at Noon via Zoom. Visit the EVENTS page to see our upcoming speaker. Many thanks to Anne Simmons, our Video Production Editor, for editing the videos. If you are a candidate, elected official, and or community leader, you are invited to contact sandeemb@comcast.net about speaking at DGT. For any other questions, contact DGT President Larry Bodine at Larry@TheDGT.org.  Rural Dems ‘Outnumbered’ But Undaunted, says LD11 Chair Catalina Hall, April 5, 2021  VIDEO: Miranda Schubert, Candidate for City Council, Ward 6, Calls for Housing Justice, March 29, 2021  WATCH: Billy Kovacs, Outreach Director, Drives [...]

Donate Your Excess Fruit to Fight Hunger

Do you want to be a part of the movement to stop food waste? We can start in our own backyards! Help Iskashitaa Refugee Network harvest fresh, local produce for redistribution right back to our own community including the Interfaith Community Services (ICS) food bank, shelters, schools, and refugee families. We are looking for individuals that can help us coordinate harvests within their neighborhoods where citrus may be going to waste. Talk to your neighbors and advertise through listservs, NextDoor App, What’s App groups, bulletins, or hand out flyers and arrange for Iskashitaa to come harvest multiple properties for a [...]

By |2021-03-30T18:56:52-07:00March 30th, 2021|Local Activism|

Will the Pandemic kill off right-wing populism in Western Europe?

A Webinar by Tucson Great Decisions Association Paulette Kurzer is a Professor at the University of Arizona. She is Director the of International Security Studies Program, and an expert in European politics. Virtually all (West) European countries possess a right-wing populist party, defined as a political group that claims to represent the people against the elite and espouses nationalist, anti-immigration, and anti-EU rhetoric. The first part of the talk will explore the reasons that have contributed to the rise of right-wing populism. The second part will examine the impact of the pandemic on populist parties in W. Europe. [...]

By |2021-03-30T18:42:32-07:00March 30th, 2021|Webinar|

Pima Health Director: Tucson is a Vaccine Success Story

Dr. Theresa Cullen, the Director of the Pima County Health Department said that, despite obstacles, Tucson is a vaccine success story.  Speaking at the March 23, 2021 meeting of LD9 Democrats, she said that 81% of all people over 70 have been vaccinated in Pima County. Cullen said 500,000 vaccinations have been given out. Some people have doubts about the vaccine. On the contrary, Cullen said the Covid vaccines have minimal or weak side effects, and that there was plenty of time to test them for safety. This article first appeared on the LD9 Democrats website. AGE – Anyone [...]

By |2021-03-28T13:34:04-07:00March 28th, 2021|Healthcare|

Appeals Court: No 2nd Amendment Right to Carry a Gun in Public

Striking a blow for gun safety, the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment does not provide a right to carry a gun, concealed or openly, in public. The court reviewed more than 700 years of English and American legal history that gives the government the power to regulate arms in public. "The Second Amendment does not guarantee an unfettered, general right to openly carry arms in public for individual self-defense," the 9th Circuit ruled. "Accordingly, Hawai‘i’s firearms-carry scheme is lawful." The 11-judge court upheld a Hawaii state law that requires a license to carry a [...]

By |2021-03-28T13:22:08-07:00March 28th, 2021|Gun Safety|

WATCH: Billy Kovacs, Outreach Director, Drives Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s Priorities

Since 2019 Billy Kovacs had served as Outreach Director to disseminate crucial information about Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick's work (D-CD2. He spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson Meeting on March 22, 2021. Previously, Billy was a candidate for US Congress and the Political Director for David Garcia for Governor. In his current position, Billy reviews opinions, monitors feedback, and relays any concerns voiced by his network. Billy makes recommendations for legislation and policy working with the Congressional staff in Washington DC. Billy headed the weekly COVID-19 task force, and influenced issues including the environment, energy, water, business, infrastructure, and rural [...]

By |2021-03-24T17:40:27-07:00March 23rd, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, Tucson|

You’re Coming to the Voter Suppression Horror Show, Whether you Like it or Not

Halloween is over, but you wouldn't know it from the gore that’s coming out of the Arizona Legislature. Each one of these modern-day “Jim Crow” bills is their own horror movie scene. Such ridiculous and obvious voter suppression moves belong only in comic books, NOT in our legislature. The AZGOP will stop at nothing to make voting more difficult than it already is.Help us fight back. Pima County is the second-largest county in Arizona, and as such Democratic candidates rely on our ability to operate professionally, with all the most modern techniques. PCDP is the firewall that the state and national [...]

By |2021-03-23T12:53:43-07:00March 23rd, 2021|Voter Suppression|

Demanding a Budget for our Total Community Town Hall

Stop ThiefAZ brings together voices of leaders who advocate on social, cultural, economic & political issues by informing voters how these issues directly affect our lives and offering opportunities to make a difference. Join this event at http://bit.ly/2OHtMwX ZOOM: http://bit.ly/2OHtMwX Password: 849559 Or Telephone: 816 423 4261 Conference code: 507066 FACEBOOK page: SHARE with Partners https://www.facebook.com/StopThiefAZbudget

By |2021-03-16T12:56:51-07:00March 16th, 2021|Economics|

What’s Our Water Future?

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Voter Education Program Saturday, March 20 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Online Registration link: https://bit.ly/lwvtucson_waterfuture FREE Virtual Public Webinar The future is likely to bring a hotter, drier climate, resulting in projected reductions in Colorado River flows. Population growth in the state will create an increased demand for water. We need to ensure that water is shared equitably among stakeholders, including tribal communities, municipal users, agriculture, and industry.  And we need to take care that water is available to protect ecological systems and threatened riparian landscapes. Join us to hear experts Kathy Jacobs of UArizona, State [...]

By |2021-03-11T17:30:51-07:00March 11th, 2021|Tucson|
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