Rural Dems ‘Outnumbered’ But Undaunted, says LD11 Chair Catalina Hall

by AJ Flick Democrats have long dominated political races in Tucson, but that isn’t the case in surrounding areas. “Once you leave the city limits of Tucson, we’re outnumbered,” said Catalina Hall, a longtime Picture Rocks resident and chair of LD11 Democrats. Hall described the struggles of living in a legislative district that includes Marana, … Read more

6 Pima County Races You Should Know About

by Alison Jones Things are moving fast and furiously, and monthly just isn’t often enough. In upcoming weekly letters, I will be talking about what will be on your ballot. This week: countywide races. There will be six countywide races on every ballot in Pima County: Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor, Recorder, Attorney, and Schools Superintendent. Excellent … Read more

Progress Report from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

by Ann Kirkpatrick Suffice to say, last week was a challenging one for our community. The tragic, heartless, and unjust murder of George Floyd led to a nationwide outcry — an outcry sadly not unfamiliar to us. There is systemic racism still embedded in our country’s fabric, and more must be done to address it. … Read more

Barack: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

by Barack Obama As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change. Ultimately, it’s going to be up … Read more

Alison Jones: Mail-in voting works

Alison Jones, Pima County Democratic Party Chair

by Alison Jones Pima County GOP Chairman David Eppihimer railed against mail-in ballots in a recent Op-Ed (“The left’s all-mail voting fantasy must be put to rest,” April 25). While Eppihimer is parroting Trump dogma, most voters — including most Republicans — disagree. Eppihimer’s arguments against all-mail voting are deeply flawed. Let us count the … Read more

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect yourself from scams

Ann Kirkpatrick landscape

by Ann Kirkpatrick There has been an explosion of scams including robocalls, texts, and emails with people posing as government officials or businesses offering refunds for missed vacations or virus-testing kits. Financial regulators and consumer groups are warning people about scams disguised as social security, medical, charity, and stimulus check information. It is disheartening knowing … Read more

We’re All Puerto Ricans Now

Trump paper towels

by Bob Lord It was early on in the Trump presidency when Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico. We watched in angry horror as the vicious combination of Trump’s ineptitude, pettiness, narcissism, corruption, and callous disregard for human life were on full display in his non-response. He shot off angry tweets at San Juan Mayor Carmen … Read more