About Larry Bodine

Larry Bodine is the President of Democrats of Greater Tucson, and a PC in Legislative District 9. A journalist and attorney, Larry Bodine attends live political events and reports on them for the Blog for Arizona, which features politics from a liberal viewpoint. See http://blogforarizona.net/ He has been an elected Democratic precinct committeeman in Illinois and Arizona, starting with the 2006 Tammy Duckworth campaign (she is now a US Senator). As an elected Democratic precinct committeeman in LD9 in Tucson, he works to get Democrats elected. Since 2017 he has taught “Getting Active in Local Politics” at OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His 45-year career includes reporting for the New York Daily News, which was the largest-circulation US newspaper at the time. He has won 7 awards for investigative journalism.

Environmental Activist Lauren Kuby for Arizona Corporation Commissioner

Environmental activist Lauren Kuby, a Democrat running for the Arizona Corporation Commission, kicked off the first Discussion for Democracy program, presented by the Pima County Democratic Party. Our host, Larry Bodine, President of Democrats of Greater Tucson, interviewed Kuby about efforts to increase sustainable energy sources. Lauren Kuby is a two-term Tempe council member, former vice mayor of Tempe, and a senior sustainability scientist at Arizona State University. She is an advocate for fair, equitable worker protections as well as social, economic, and environmental justice. She led Tempe’s Dark Money ballot initiative and created the Tempe Sustainability Commission.

By |2022-05-13T08:09:56-07:00May 13th, 2022|Environment|

DGT Member Herschella Horton of Tucson Dies at 83

Former Democratic state lawmaker Herschella Horton of Tucson died at age 83 on May 4, 2022. Her children did not announce a cause. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on May 13 at the Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1019 E. 31st Street, Tucson, and live-streamed on the church's Facebook page and YouTube pages. Horton was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1989 and served five two-year terms. She served on the House health, environment and appropriations committees. In addition to her legislative service, Horton served on many community boards and commissions as a volunteer. In [...]

By |2022-05-11T19:21:48-07:00May 10th, 2022|In Memoriam|

Videos of Speakers at Democrats of Greater Tucson

To search, use Ctrl + F. Many thanks to Anne Simmons, our Video Production Editor, for editing the videos.  To candidates: If you are interested in speaking at a DGT meeting on Mondays at Noon, contact Program Director Mike Bryan via email: mbryan@gmail.com or phone (520) 425-5565. Please complete the Campaign Contact Information form.  State Rep. Daniel Hernandez for Congress in Tucson’s CD6, May 2, 2022  Put the Surplus into Public Education, say LD16 Candidates Keith Seaman and Taylor Kerby, April 25, 2022  As State Senator in New LD18, Priya Sundareshan will Secure our Water Supply, April 18, 2022  Rep. Morgan [...]

Ed Beshore and Jane Conlin: Fight Climate Change with a Price on Carbon and Dividend

The co-leaders of the Tucson chapter of the Citizen's Climate Lobby, Ed Beshore and Jane Conlin, addressed a Democrats of Grater Tucson Salon, held on April 28, 2022. For further research: A comparison of carbon pricing proposals (Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy) https://energypolicy.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/pictures/CGEP_BipartisanEnergyInnovationandCarbonDividendAct_FINAL_NOV18.pdf Household Impact Study (Kevin Ummel) https://citizensclimatelobby.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Ummel-Impact-of-CCL-CFD-Policy-v1_4.pdf Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act https://energyinnovationact.org Resources for the Future Carbon Price Page https://www.rff.org/topics/carbon-pricing/ Luntz survey looking into support for a carbon dividends plan https://www.clcouncil.org/media/Luntz-Carbon-Dividends-Polling-May-20-2019-FINAL.pdf How to talk about the climate with others https://preserve.nature.org/page/85597/data/1?locale=en-US Dr. Jennifer Carman | Yale Climate Connections https://youtu.be/olylv8Cn8N0 Border Adjustments (Niskanan Center) https://www.niskanencenter.org/border-adjustments-in-a-carbon-tax/

By |2022-05-03T14:08:07-07:00May 2nd, 2022|Environment|

As State Senator in New LD18, Priya Sundareshan will Secure our Water Supply

Priya Sundareshan, a candidate for State Senator in New LD18, spoke at the DGT meeting, on April 21, 2022. She is a law professor at the University of Arizona and the Director of the Natural Resource Use and Management Clinic at the University of Arizona. She appreciates the importance of making science-based decisions, especially to preserve the environment. Earlier, she was an attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., where she advocated for sustainable federal fisheries management. Edited transcript Priya Sundareshan: I'm very excited to be talking to you as today's speaker. I know I've met many of [...]

By |2022-04-28T11:39:24-07:00April 27th, 2022|State Senator|

Put the Surplus into Public Education, say LD16 Candidates Keith Seaman and Taylor Kerby

Democratic LD16 Candidates Taylor Kerby and Keith Seaman argued forcefully that the state's $5 Billion surplus should be plowed into the public school budgets. They spoke at the April 25, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Keith Seaman is from Casa Grande and seeks a seat in the state House. He is Vice President of the Coolidge Unified District School Board and a delegate to the Arizona School Board Association. Keith Seaman Facebook: Seaman4house16 email: Seaman4house16@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Seaman4House16 Instagram: seamanhouse16web  seamanforarizona.com Taylor Kerby teaches 6th Grade at the Grande Innovation Academy in Casa Grande. A lifelong Arizonan, Taylor graduated [...]

By |2022-04-30T14:04:56-07:00April 25th, 2022|Education, Elections, State Representative, State Senator|

DGT Salon with Progressive Veterans from Common Defense of Arizona

For our kickoff evening Salon on March 24, 2022, we presented three progressive veterans from CommonDefense.us, the country’s largest veteran-led grassroots organization committed to mobilizing veterans to elect accountable leaders and promote progressive values in 2022 and beyond. Not all veterans are conservatives and Republicans. Sgt. Sylvia Andersh, USAF Sgt. Michael O'Connell, USMC Sgt. Caleb Hayter, USMC We have three wonderful Arizona veterans joining us to explain the history, mission, and work of this progressive organization and to discuss those topics with our DGT community: Sgt. Caleb Hayter, USMC. He will lead off with his videos and [...]

By |2022-04-16T08:25:42-07:00April 16th, 2022|Community Organizing|

Data Analyst Sam Almy Describes How to Keep Arizona Blue

Our speaker Sam Almy, a Data Analyst with Uplift Campaign,  describes what the new districts mean to Democrats and Republicans. Sam Almy Sam has worked with any campaign from US President to the local school board. In 2008, Sam started political work in Tucson, working for the AZ Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign and reporting as the Voter File Manager for the Arizona Democratic Party. In 2010, he ran a paid canvass with US Congressman Raul Grijalva. In 2012, Sam moved to Phoenix to focus on data analytics. Contact him at:Email: sam@upliftcampaigns.comTwitter: @sfalmy "It's all about turnout this year," [...]

By |2022-04-15T20:57:05-07:00April 2nd, 2022|Arizona Democratic Party|

Sen. Victoria Steele will bring Compassion as a Justice of the Peace

State Senator, therapist and educator Victoria Steele spoke at the March 29, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. She has served as an Arizona State Senator for most of the last decade creating laws. “Now I want to administer the law compassionately and justly – to restore faith in the Justice Court,” she says. Prior to serving in the Legislature, she was a licensed substance misuse counselor, a domestic violence therapist, and a teacher of college graduate-level counseling students. Edited Transcript: "I have been helping to write laws, pass laws, and introduce legislation regarding child abuse, domestic violence, sexual [...]

By |2022-04-06T14:18:09-07:00March 29th, 2022|Local Candidates and Electeds, Tucson|

Keep Constable Gonzalez, and Sign her Petition to Get on the Ballot

Esther Gonzalez As a public servant of Pima County for more than 11 years, Esther Gonzalez executes her duties with the utmost regard for every person she works with. In return, she earns the utmost respect from both tenants and landlords.   Print a PDF of Esther Gonzalez's Petition. As the only Pima County Constable certified in Crisis Intervention, she is trained in communicating with citizens experiencing emotional distress, mental illness, and drug abuse. She is fully bilingual and one of only two females to serve as a Constable in all of Pima County. With her knowledge and [...]

By |2022-03-28T19:01:52-07:00March 28th, 2022|Local Candidates and Electeds|
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