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.

Anti-School Bills in the Arizona Legislature

The Republican state Legislature is leading the "egregious destruction of education," according to Dustin Williams, Pima County School Superintendent, who spoke at the March 3, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He discussed several pending bills that use "the tactics of fear" on what can be taught in school. Dustin Williams, Pima County School Superintendent SB1138 would limit transgender students from expressing their gender identity in school bathrooms, school classrooms and school sports. Bill text: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/2R/bills/SB1138P.pdf News article: https://www.abc15.com/news/state/13-bills-that-could-affect-transgender-youth-winding-through-arizona-legislature SB1165 would prevent transgender girls in grades K-12 from playing on girls' sports teams. Dubbed the “Save Women’s [...]

By |2022-03-14T17:25:29-07:00March 14th, 2022|Education|

Positions of the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents on 90+ AZ Bills

House Bills H2008                  Civics Instruction                                                                        Neutral/No Position H2009                  Violation of State Law                                                               Neutral/No Position H2019                  Paid Governing Board Members                                          Oppose H2026                  Literacy Endorsements                                                             Support H2027                  CTED Revisions                                                                            Support H2034                  CTED Associate Degrees                                                            Support H2039                  Live, Remote Instruction                                                            Support, w/ Grant Exemption H2040                  ESA Notification                                                                          Support H2077                  Candidates, Electronic Signatures                                        Support H2086                  Immunizations                                                                            Neutral/No Position H2109                  Tobacco Industry Limits                                                             Support H2112                  CRT Restrictions                                                                          Neutral/No Position H2114                  Define Gross Mismanagement (AACSS BILL)                  W/D for the year H2117                  Transportation Support Level, CTEDs                                    Support H2118                  Alternative Schools                                                                    Neutral/No Position [...]

By |2022-03-14T19:41:27-07:00March 14th, 2022|Education|

Pima Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly on Voting Improvements

Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cazares- Kelly made a wonderful presentation at the March 7, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. You can see below, To play the video and read a follow-along transcript, just click the little arrow button at the bottom left. To view it full screen, just click the square button at the bottom right. Enjoy!   View her slides below: Adelita Grijalva at Democrats of Greater Tucson - March 7, 2022 from Larry Bodine

By |2022-03-08T18:52:49-07:00March 7th, 2022|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Pray for Ukraine and Support a Family

Click on the "Aid Ukraine" button at the top of this page, or visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dkukraine to support six humanitarian organizations that are assisting refugees and others suffering during this horrific time. Pavel Kryshen A Ukrainian artist -- Pavel Kryshen -- has sent out a call for support for his Etsy shop, which carries digital images of the farmlands and flag of Ukraine. If you were looking to help, please visit his store: www.etsy.com/shop/IronUA. (Another way is to rent an Airbnb in Ukraine. Obviously, you won’t go there, but Airbnb is waiving all fees and the money goes directly to the [...]

By |2022-03-08T15:14:07-07:00March 6th, 2022|Law Enforcement|

Pima Supervisor Adelita Grijalva is Fighting for Gun Safety

Today, a bazaar of firearms is taking place at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The Crossroads of the West gun show is infested with unlicensed dealers who sell cheap handguns for cash and refuse to make background checks. But one elected Democrat took action to bring gun safety to the weapons emporium: Pima County Supervisor Adelita Grijalva. For the first time, there will be a table with pamphlets, information about gun safety classes, and free gun locks to keep guns out of the hands of children. Pima County Attorney Laura Conover furnished the pamphlets, information and gun locks. “The young people [...]

By |2022-03-06T14:56:42-07:00March 6th, 2022|Gun Safety|

Pima Supervisor Adelita Grijalva on Gun Safety and Strategic Plan

Adelita Grijalva, Pima Supervisor and Vice-Chair, for District 5, spoke about gun safety and the District 5 strategic plan at the February 28, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.

By |2022-03-02T20:07:27-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Supervisor|

Text of the State of the Union Address

March 1, 2022 PRESIDENT BIDEN: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President and our first lady and second gentleman. Members of Congress and the cabinet. Justices of the Supreme Court. My fellow Americans. Last year, Covid-19 kept us apart. This year, we are finally together again. Tonight, we meet as Democrats, Republicans and Independents. But most importantly, as Americans. With a duty to one another, to America, to the American people, to the Constitution. And an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny. Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the free world, thinking [...]

By |2022-03-01T22:02:03-07:00March 1st, 2022|President|

Diego Rodriguez for Arizona Attorney General

Contact information: Drod@diegoforAG.com (602) 380-3849 Website: www.diegoforag.com Diego Rodriguez, a Democrat running for Attorney General, spoke at the January 10, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He grew up in Wyoming and lived there till he was 18. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then moved to Tucson from 1992 to 2004. He graduated from the Arizona College of Law in 1995. He started practicing as a Pima County Attorney and worked his way up to prosecuting first-degree homicides. After that, he opened his private civil law practice. He lives in Laveen, Arizona. The following is [...]

By |2022-02-26T18:14:39-07:00February 25th, 2022|Attorney General|

HEAR: Supervisor Rex Scott holds forth on Roads, Vote Centers and Gun Safety

Rex Scott, Pima Supervisor for District 1 spoke at the February 21, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.

By |2022-02-25T16:38:54-07:00February 23rd, 2022|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Lauren Kuby for Arizona Corporation Commissioner

Lauren Kuby, a Democratic candidate for Arizona Corporation Commissioner, spoke at the December 6, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.

By |2022-02-22T19:40:12-07:00February 22nd, 2022|Local Candidates and Electeds|
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