Superintendent Dustin Williams Sounds Alarm on Republican Attacks Against AZ Education

Pima Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams decried the “full-on assault” on education by Republican legislators. He spoke at the March 14, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. 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 … Read more

Sheriff Nanos on Rethinking the Role of Law Enforcement

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, who’s worked for the department for 32 years, spoke about the challenges facing local law enforcement at the January 24, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.  Police reform has become a hot-button topic in the United States over the past few years. Conversations over how to keep communities safe … Read more

Supervisor Matt Heinz Blasts Gov. Ducey and Supervisor Christy for Allowing 27,000 Deaths from Covid

Matt Heinz, an attending physician at the Tucson Medical Center and Pima Supervisor in district two, held the governor and republican Supervisor Steve Christy responsible for the 27,164 deaths from Covid in Arizona. He spoke at the February 7, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “I don’t know how Governor Ducey can sleep,” Heinz … Read more

Lauren Kuby Vows to Set a Renewable Energy Standard on the AZ Corporation Commission

Lauren Kuby, an urban sustainability scientist at Arizona State University and candidate for Arizona Corporation Commissioner, warned of the impact of corruption in the Corporation Commission at the December 6, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “(The Corporation Commission) is often called the most powerful branch of government that no one’s ever heard of,” … Read more

Video & Transcript: Chris Mathis for State House in LD9

Watch the video with a word-by-word transcript! Try it out. Article by Maria Parsons Chris Mathis, a candidate for the open house seat in Legislative District 9, spoke about reproductive rights, voting rights, water resources, and the chronic underfunding of education, and the ongoing Republican assault on our public education system. He spoke at the … Read more

Kathy Hoffman, seeking Re-election as AZ School Superintendent, Overcomes Major Challenges

Lack of funding is embarrassing Arizona is at the bottom of the ranking for funding public education. When asked what her policy and budget priorities would be moving, she said, “There are a couple of areas where Arizona continues to lag behind the nation that I find to be very embarrassing. The fact that we … Read more

Adrian Fontes, Candidate for Secretary of State, Will Make Voting Easier

By Maria Parsons Secretary of State candidate Adrian Fontes said he will put online the now-laborious process of gathering signatures for public initiatives. This will alleviate the ordeal of getting hundreds of thousands of signatures in a short time period during the sweltering summer. Instead, voters will be able to sign a petition for an … Read more

Aaron Lieberman for Governor: “We Can Have Great Schools and a Great Economy”

State Representative Aaron Lieberman (D-LD28) declared his intention to work across the aisle on issues of education, climate change, and voting rights if elected as Governor of Arizona. He spoke at the October 18, 2021, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “I’m running for governor fundamentally because I think our politics are broken and that … Read more