Data Analyst Sam Almy Recaps the 2022 Early Vote

Sam Almy, the former Voter File Manager with the Arizona Democratic Party, addressed Democrats of Greater Tucson on November 28. 2022. Today Sam is a Data Strategist with Uplift Campaigns, working with all progressive candidates in Congressional, statewide, Legislative, county, municipal, and school board candidates.

By |2022-11-28T16:32:32-07:00November 28th, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Young Democrat James Cerasia on Engaging Young Voters

Law student James Cerasia, who is the Chair of the Pima County Young Democrats Task Force, spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting on October 31, 2022. At age 26, he described the challenges young voters face in finding a job, borrowing huge sums for college, being denied a home loan because of student debt, dealing with landlords who have inordinate power over tenants and losing personal and reproductive rights. James is running to be the Recording Secretary of the Pima County Democratic Party. He is in his final year of law school at the University of Arizona James [...]

By |2022-11-16T09:24:40-07:00November 8th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Democracy, Elections|

Sanda Clark: This Election is About Democracy or Fascism

Sanda Clark of Green Valley, the lone Democrat running in rural LD19, spoke at the October 24, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “To me, this election is not about Democrats or Republicans. In this election, the choice between democracy or autocracy and fascism, and we need to call Republican candidates for what they are: they’re fascists,” Clark said. And she should know, having spent the first 14 years of her life in a dictatorship in Romania. "So for me, this is a must-win election for our future, for our children's future, for this planet's future, for decency for [...]

By |2022-11-01T17:44:09-07:00November 1st, 2022|Arizona Politics, Elections|

Adrian Fontes, Candidate for Secretary of State, says Neo-Fascist Republicans are Anti-American

Adrian Fontes, the Democratic Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, addressed a cheering crowd of 150 people at a rally organized by LD18 Democrats on October 1, 2022, in Tucson. Fontes held up the cover of Time magazine for October 10-17, 2022, which featured him and other courageous Secretary of State candidates who are inside the fight to save American Elections from extreme, dangerous Republicans. Following are highlights of his inspiring remarks. "There are forces out there who want to upset elections. They want to pull that golden thread right out and decide for themselves who your leaders are. [...]

By |2022-10-03T09:58:13-07:00October 3rd, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Dana Allmond and the Values of Duty, Honor and Country to Serve in the AZ Legislature

"Duty, Honor, Country." More than words, these are the values that drive Dana Allmond to run for the AZ House of Representatives in LD17 from the Tucson area. Values that Dana committed to as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, in achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel (now retired) and still guides her today to serve the citizens of Arizona. Listen to the podcast interview here: In this wide-ranging interview, we cover the issues of voting rights, education, and reproductive rights. We also explore the impact and experiences her military career will have on serving [...]

By |2022-09-27T17:35:40-07:00September 27th, 2022|Arizona Politics, State Representative|

Camaron Stevenson, Managing Editor of the Copper Courier

Camaron Stevenson spoke at the September 19, 2020 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He is the Managing Editor of The Copper Courier, which is a daily newsletter with 44,000 readers on Facebook. The Copper Courier is a civic media newsroom run by Arizonans, for Arizonans. Their reporters write about the communities they live in—not as outsiders looking in–but as individuals who tell the stories that matter to those around them. Cameron previously worked as a writer for Upworthy and Right This Minute, and as a producer on AZTV’s morning talk show.

By |2022-09-22T10:45:48-07:00September 22nd, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Arizona Agenda Newsletter Writers Examine Arizona Candidates

Hank Stephenson and Rachel Leingang bring you the political context, the gossip, and the peeks behind the scene from the Arizona Agenda newsletter. 00:09 Welcome to the DGT by President Larry Bodine   00:04 Arizona Agenda Journalists 00:18 Introduction to Arizona Agenda Journalists 02:08 Arizona Agenda Journalists Comments 22:51 Q&A Hank Stephenson has written about Arizona for national outlets like The New York Times, Politico Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review. But he’s a community reporter at heart. He was most recently editor and meme-maker at Yellow Sheet Report, a political tipsheet and gossip rag. He has covered Arizona politics and [...]

By |2022-09-08T13:36:40-07:00September 5th, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Adrian Fontes on Defeating Jan6er Oath Keeper Mark Finchem’s Election Lies

On the former party of Lincoln’s side, we have Trump Republican, a supporter of The Big Lie, and January 6th, 2021 participant, Mark Finchem. On the Democratic side, we have a former Marine, a subscriber to reality, and Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. In his first interview with Blog For Arizona since gaining the Democratic nomination, Mr. Fontes graciously sat down and discussed how he was going to prevail in the November elections and conduct himself in office. The questions and Mr. Fontes’ responses are below. 1) Please tell the voters at [...]

By |2022-09-08T13:39:46-07:00August 14th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Democracy, Elections, Secretary of State|

Mayors Gallego and Romero on What is At Stake in AZ’s 2022 Elections

Both Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero know what is at stake in the 2022 elections as Arizona finds itself at the proverbial fork in the road where voters will decide whether to elect candidates and measures up and down the ballot that will take the Grand Canyon state backward or vote for individuals and propositions that will move us forward. Responding to a request for comment for this article, Mayor Gallego relayed: This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. “We have an incredibly important election coming up this November. No matter how you feel [...]

Katie Hobbs Describes How She Will Win in November and Her Plans when She Becomes the State’s Next Governor

Remember the old cliché that actions speak louder than words? Well, consider the actions the 2022 Arizona Democratic and Republican Gubernatorial Nominees took after winning in the primaries on August 2, 2022.  Photo from the Katie Hobbs for Governor Campaign Arizona Secretary of State and known problem solver Katie Hobbs embarked on a Solutions Can't-Wait Tour to the Salt River Indian Community, Tucson, and Yuma to speak with voters and discuss their concerns on the issues of the water crisis, economic growth for small businesses, and women’s reproductive freedom and right to choose. Former news anchor and current Trump Republican-Big [...]

By |2022-08-14T15:18:14-07:00August 14th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Governor|
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