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.

Adrian Fontes, Candidate for Secretary of State, says Neo-Fascist Republicans are Anti-American

Adrian Fontes, the Democratic Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, addressed a cheering crowd of 150 people at a rally organized by LD18 Democrats on October 1, 2022, in Tucson. Fontes held up the cover of Time magazine for October 10-17, 2022, which featured him and other courageous Secretary of State candidates who are inside the fight to save American Elections from extreme, dangerous Republicans. Following are highlights of his inspiring remarks. "There are forces out there who want to upset elections. They want to pull that golden thread right out and decide for themselves who your leaders are. [...]

By |2022-10-03T09:58:13-07:00October 3rd, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Dana Allmond and the Values of Duty, Honor and Country to Serve in the AZ Legislature

"Duty, Honor, Country." More than words, these are the values that drive Dana Allmond to run for the AZ House of Representatives in LD17 from the Tucson area. Values that Dana committed to as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, in achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel (now retired) and still guides her today to serve the citizens of Arizona. Listen to the podcast interview here: www.buzzsprout.com/1179134/11369730 In this wide-ranging interview, we cover the issues of voting rights, education, and reproductive rights. We also explore the impact and experiences her military career will have on serving [...]

By |2022-09-27T17:35:40-07:00September 27th, 2022|Arizona Politics, State Representative|

Arizona Agenda Newsletter Writers Examine Arizona Candidates

Hank Stephenson and Rachel Leingang bring you the political context, the gossip, and the peeks behind the scene from the Arizona Agenda newsletter. 00:09 Welcome to the DGT by President Larry Bodine   00:04 Arizona Agenda Journalists 00:18 Introduction to Arizona Agenda Journalists 02:08 Arizona Agenda Journalists Comments 22:51 Q&A Hank Stephenson has written about Arizona for national outlets like The New York Times, Politico Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review. But he’s a community reporter at heart. He was most recently editor and meme-maker at Yellow Sheet Report, a political tipsheet and gossip rag. He has covered Arizona politics and [...]

By |2022-09-08T13:36:40-07:00September 5th, 2022|Arizona Politics|

LD18 Has a Plan to Keep Extreme Republicans Out of Office

Above: Adrian Fontes, Democrat for AZ Secretary of State, wants everyone to Be a Voter Extreme Republican candidates are running for office in Arizona this November! If elected, they will attempt to defund public education, criminalize abortion, overturn past and future election results, promote fossil fuels, and continue to enrich themselves and special interests at the expense of working people. Starting in early September, LD18 will launch an Outreach to help keep these Republican Extremists out of office. The goal of the Outreach will be to convince Democrats and Independents to “Be a Voter” in November and to elect candidates who [...]

By |2022-08-24T14:14:19-07:00August 24th, 2022|Community Organizing|

Councilman Kozachik on Water, Toxic Chemicals and Recycling

Steve Kozachik spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting on August 15, 2022. He discussed Tucson's water shortage, dangerous PFAs chemicals in city water, and recycling plastic into 22-pound Lego blocks that can be used in construction.

Trump Extremists Behind Harassment of Save Our Schools Petitions

Hecklers have been harrassing volunteers collecting signatures for the Stop Voucher Expansion petitions at libraries & business locations. They carry signs that say "Decline to Sign." "I never in all the years that we have been working on initiative campaigns have we ever seen a coordinated effort like this. We usually see it in lawsuits after being successful," said Tamar Rala Kreiswirth of  The AZ Ground Game (TAGG). So, who is behind the opposition to the Stop Universal Vouchers initiative? The Goldwater Institute (pays for the DeclineToSign.com website) and Betsy Devos’ group, American Federation for Children pays for Power2Parents.org. Their harassers are: Disrupting signature [...]

By |2022-08-14T15:47:36-07:00August 14th, 2022|Education, Elections|

Winning

This is what winning looks like. ✅ Climate change ✅ Lowering drug costs ✅ Helping Medicare recipients ✅ Economic rescue ✅ Lowest unemployment in 50 years ✅ Infrastructure plan ✅ Gun safety law ✅ China competitiveness bill ✅ First Black woman on the US Supreme Court

By |2022-08-12T15:41:06-07:00August 12th, 2022|Joe Biden|

As Arizona Treasurer, Martin Quezada Will Invest in Affordable Housing, Water Supply and Public Schools

Martin Quezada is running to be Arizona's Treasurer. He has been a State Senator for Phoenix and Glendale for the last eight years and previously served in the State House before that. He has also been a Pendergast Elementary school board member for the last 12 years. For more information, visit www.martinquezada.com To volunteer for the campaign, visit www.martinquezada.com/support.html To donate on ActBlue, visit secure.actblue.com/donate/mq2022 Here are highlights of his talk to Democrats of Greater Tucson on August 1, 2022: The Treasurer is an essential office, but it has been used as a stepping stone to run for higher office. [...]

By |2022-08-19T19:31:06-07:00August 10th, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Pima Supervisor Rex Scott Demands the Repeal of a Law that Blocks Local Control of Gun Safety

Taking a bold step for public safety, the Pima County Supervisors called for the repeal of a prohibition against local governments protecting their citizens from gun violence. If the "guns everywhere" law isn't revoked, the County will go to court to have it declared unconstitutional. The 3-2 majority voted on August 2: "1. The Board of Supervisors will call on the Arizona Legislature to repeal A.R.S. § 13-3108 and any other laws that inhibit the ability of local governments to take action to prevent gun violence, or to take other necessary measures related to the regulation of guns within the [...]

By |2022-08-06T20:11:59-07:00August 6th, 2022|Gun Safety|

Democratic Candidates in the 2022 Primary

AZ GOVERNOR Katie Hobbs - katiehobbs.org US CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 Kirsten Engel - Engelforarizona.com US SENATE Mark Kelly - markKelly.com AZ SECRETARY OF STATE Adrian Fontes - electfontes.com AZ ATTORNEY GENERAL Kris Mayes - krismayes.com AZ TREASURER Martin Quezada - martinquezada.com AZ SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Kathy Hoffman  -  Electkathyhoffman.com AZ CORPORATION COMMISSION (vote for 2) Sandra Kennedy -  reelectkennedy.com Lauren Kuby - LaurenKuby.com State Representative LD18  Nancy Gutierrez www.nancyforaz.com/ NancyforAZ@gmail.com 520-222-9969 Chris Mathis www.mathisforarizona.com/ chris@mathisforarizona.com (520) 465-8290 State Senator LD18 Priya Sundareshan priyaforarizona.com/ priya4arizona@gmail.com 520-344-3477 

By |2022-08-10T12:42:18-07:00July 10th, 2022|Democracy, Elections|
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