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: www.buzzsprout.com/1179134/11369730 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|

As Arizona Treasurer, Martin Quezada Will Invest in Affordable Housing, Water Supply and Public Schools

Martin Quezada is running to be Arizona's Treasurer. He has been a State Senator for Phoenix and Glendale for the last eight years and previously served in the State House before that. He has also been a Pendergast Elementary school board member for the last 12 years. For more information, visit www.martinquezada.com To volunteer for the campaign, visit www.martinquezada.com/support.html To donate on ActBlue, visit secure.actblue.com/donate/mq2022 Here are highlights of his talk to Democrats of Greater Tucson on August 1, 2022: The Treasurer is an essential office, but it has been used as a stepping stone to run for higher office. [...]

By |2022-08-19T19:31:06-07:00August 10th, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Kirsten Engel: Democracy, Reproductive Rights and Survival of the Planet are On the Ballot

Kirsten Engel, candidate for Congress in Tucson's CD6, delivered a frightening message at the June 6, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Following are her opening remarks: This midterm election in November is the most important election in our lifetimes. And this is not an exaggeration. Democracy is on the ballot. A woman's right to choose is on the ballot. The future of the planet is on the ballot. And quite frankly, whether we can protect democracy, a woman's right to choose and the planet, could all come down to who wins this congressional seat. This is now the [...]

By |2022-06-08T18:19:04-07:00June 6th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Democracy|

Engel and Hernandez Exchange Views in CD Six Debate

This article originally appeared in Blog for Arizona on May 20, 2022 and is repeated here in its entirety. I am glad I live in Tempe and not any of the areas in the new Arizona Congressional District Six. Why? Because it will be a difficult choice to make between Democratic Congressional Candidates Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez. Appearing in a debate (more like professional discussion) sponsored by Arizona PBS on May 19, 2022, both candidates ably presented themselves as viable future members of the House of Representatives as they discussed district needs,  inflation, abortion, border security and immigration, and [...]

By |2022-05-25T20:37:23-07:00May 25th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Elections, US Congress|
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