About Larry Bodine

Larry Bodine is the President of Democrats of Greater Tucson, and a PC in Legislative District 18. 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.

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|

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.   Camaron Stevenson, Managing Editor of the Copper Courier, September 19, 2022 Kirsten Engel Campaigns to Restore Abortion Rights in Congress, September 12, 2022 Pima County Attorney Laura Conover, September 5, 2022 Supervisor Rex Scott Targets Gun Pre-emption Law, August 22, 2022 Councilman Kozachik on Water, Toxic Chemicals [...]

Dianne Post, Kris Mayes & Dr. Holly Bullock: Rogue US Supreme Court Destroys Reproductive Rights

The nation's highest court destroyed reproductive rights by overturning Roe v. Wade in a ruling issued today. Many thanks to DGT's volunteer video editor Mallory Riegger, a precinct committee person in LD18. Arizona Attorney General Democratic Candidate Kris Mayes Kris Mayes, the Democratic candidate for Arizona Attorney General, spoke at an evening Salon sponsored by Democrats of Greater Tucson on June 23, 2022. The program was "Women’s Rights are Under Threat" and the speakers included attorney Dianne Post, Mayes and medical professor Dr. Holly Bullock. "Today the Supreme court overturned Roe and say that there's no federal constitutionally [...]

By |2022-06-26T16:11:47-07:00June 24th, 2022|Courts and law|

Kirsten Engel: Democracy, Reproductive Rights and Survival of the Planet are On the Ballot

Kirsten Engel, candidate for Congress in Tucson's CD6, delivered a frightening message at the June 6, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Following are her opening remarks: This midterm election in November is the most important election in our lifetimes. And this is not an exaggeration. Democracy is on the ballot. A woman's right to choose is on the ballot. The future of the planet is on the ballot. And quite frankly, whether we can protect democracy, a woman's right to choose and the planet, could all come down to who wins this congressional seat. This is now the [...]

By |2022-06-08T18:19:04-07:00June 6th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Democracy|
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