About Michael Bryan

Attorney Michael Bryan is the Founder of the Blog For Arizona, https://blogforarizona.net/

Get a Look at Arizona’s Future Governor

The East Valley Partnership recently held a forum for the candidates from both parties for Arizona's Governorship in 2022. Of those aspiring to the Republican nomination, Matt Salmon, Steve Gaynor, Kimberly Yee, and Karrin Taylor Robson were in attendance. Kari Lake claimed a scheduling conflict and did not appear. Unfortunate, as I was keen to see her fatuously call for Hobbs' arrest to her face. All of the announced candidates for the Democratic nomination were present, including Katie Hobbs, Aaron Lieberman, and Marco Lopez, Jr. I have to admit that there were very few surprises in the presentations and answers [...]

By |2021-10-12T08:41:44-07:00October 12th, 2021|Arizona, Governor|

#WhatMatters featuring Bubba Wallace

In our newest episode of What Matters, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace joins BLM’s Managing Director Kailee Scales. Together, they discuss Bubba’s experience as the sole Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.Kailee and Bubba explore how NASCAR banning the confederate flag has impacted the Black community and how the murder of George Floyd impacted Bubba personally. Bubba also shares his own journey with NASCAR and his efforts to engage more Black people to enjoy his sport. Note: This episode was recorded prior to a noose being discovered in Bubba’s racing stall that, unbelievably, nobody seems to be able to explain. But [...]

By |2020-06-27T15:16:26-07:00June 27th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Racism|

Your Daily Dose of Joe!

To all the Dreamers who make our country better and stronger every single day: Thank you. This country needs you. #HomeIsHere pic.twitter.com/VZPVqY1cgq — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 19, 2020 The campaign announced the launch of a $15 million, five-week TV, digital, radio, and print advertising flight with both English and Spanish-language content — the first major advertising program of the general election. Watch "Unite Us" HERE, "My Commitment" HERE, and “Cuentas” HERE. Joe released a statement and video after the Supreme Court blocked Trump from ending the DACA program, saying the ruling “is a victory made possible by the courage [...]

By |2020-06-22T16:58:37-07:00June 22nd, 2020|President|

New Black Lives Matter Video

This is our moment.In response to continuing state violence toward Black communities, we have taken to the streets and are demanding more from our neighbors and our elected officials. We can feel the energy shifting. Our voices have spread to every corner of our country and all across the globe -- and we’re only just getting started. We are making our voices heard. We are making ourselves seen. We are making our pain felt. And we are demanding the change we deserve. Our fight for liberty, justice, and freedom continues on, and together, we can -- and will -- transform. [...]

By |2020-06-22T16:50:37-07:00June 22nd, 2020|Black Lives Matter, Racism, Uncategorized|

AZ Democratic Party Endorses “Invest In Education” Ballot Initiative

This weekend, the Arizona Democratic Party endorsed Invest in Education, a ballot initiative that will restore hundreds of millions in K-12 public education funding annually. Invest in Education will fill over 1,800 teacher vacancies; hire and increase the pay of teachers, aides, counselors; and increase career and technical education funding. You can read the full initiative text here. The first step to passing Invest in Education is qualifying for the ballot in November. We only have 28 days until the petition filing deadline, and we need your help. Safely sign the Invest in Education petition at a petition station near [...]

“Second Chances Act” Ballot Initiative Needs Your Support!

As you may have heard, there is a ballot initiative that will put sentencing reform before the voters of Arizona. The Second Chances, Rehabilitation, and Public Safety Act initiative combines elements of several of the sentencing reform bills that were introduced – and supported by AFSC-Arizona – in the last couple of years, but were blocked from receiving hearings by the opposition or vetoed by the Governor. https://secondchancesaz.com/ The #SecondChancesActAZ will: Expand earned release credits from 1 day for every 6 served (roughly 15 percent of one’s sentence) to 1 day for each day served (50 percent) for people convicted of “non-dangerous” offenses; Restore judicial discretion [...]

Vice President Joe Biden on the Latest Unemployment Numbers

Amid the deep anguish and the activism we are seeing across the country as Americans speak out about the violence of systemic racism, this morning brought a reminder of the deep economic hurt being inflicted on our country by this pandemic. More than 42 million Americans have now filed for unemployment in the last three months, and, as with so many burdens in our society, Black and Latino communities are being hit hardest. Last month, 11 percent of white adults report having been laid off or furloughed — a devastating figure in its own right — and the pain is [...]

By |2020-06-06T16:57:04-07:00June 6th, 2020|Economics, Elections, Labor, President|

Keeping Kids Safe: Senator Victoria Steele and Childcare Advocates Launch Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Initiative

Child abuse doesn’t stop during a pandemic, it gets worse and during this period of social distancing, concern for children’s safety is growing. This is especially true considering the latest numbers for child neglect and abuse from the Arizona Department of Child Safety. DCS has reported 2,081 reports of neglect and 794 reports of abuse in the month of April. In light of these numbers and concerns, State Senator, Victoria Steele, (LD-9 Tucson), gathered child advocates from across Arizona and created a statewide initiative to help keep children safe. It consists of a public information campaign urging caring adults to [...]

Dr. Jill Biden Holds Virtual Meetings with Arizona Democratic Activists and Educators

Crossposted from BloForArizona.net (Update Available!) Original Post by David Gordon Dr. Jill Biden is an exceptional spokesperson for her husband, the 2020 Democratic Presumptive Presidential Nominee. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the former Second Lady of the United States met and talked with Arizona Democratic Activists and Educators in two Thursday afternoon virtual group events. In an earlier morning virtual session, Dr. Biden held an event with Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and other Latina leaders. The two-afternoon events centered on virtual campaigning and education. Both began with introductory videos of Dr. Biden promoting the needs for inclusiveness, unity, and social [...]

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