Rep. Pam Powers Hannley Explains all 10 Propositions on the Ballot

Arizona House member Pam Powers Hannley (D-LD9) cut through the confusion about the propositions. Pam has served in the Arizona House of Representatives since 2017. She is known as a progressive blogger and videographer on the Blog for Arizona and recently started a podcast – A View from the Left Side. A life-long member of … Read more

Luci Messing and David Lujan: Overturn New Tax Laws that Gut Education

Video editing by Anne Simmons. Invest In Arizona Now leaders Luci Messing and David Lujan called on voters to sign petitions to nullify three new state tax laws that cut hundreds of millions of dollars that fund public education. David Lujan led the successful effort to pass Prop. 208, the Invest In Ed ballot initiative, … Read more

Arizonans are Striking Back with Ballot Referenda

With the Arizona Legislative Session over, citizen activists, stunned by the regressive taxation and voter suppressing measures passed over the last several months, are readying referendum petitions for Arizonans to sign that will appear on the 2022 ballot. Organizations like Stand for Children,  Arizona Deserves Better, and Invest in Arizona (which includes groups involved in the Invest in Education … Read more

“Not Again” — Ad Denounces Republican Attempts to Defund Invest in Ed

Starting with the words “Not Again,” the pro-public school organization Stand for Children released an ad late last week decrying the Republican attempts to gut Invest in Ed-Proposition 208. The JD Mesnard bill, Senate Bill (SB) 1783, will cut more than $377 million from the proposition, which was just passed 5 months ago. Calling SB … Read more

8 Reasons to Pay Attention to State Politics

State laws directly affect our daily lives. From firearm regulations to DUI, from tax code to community property, the vast majority of laws that affect our daily lives are not federal, but state laws. The feds may get more media attention, but our state lawmakers have the money and influence to decide our state’s priorities … Read more

House Votes to Legalize Marijuana as Racial Justice Mandate

The House of Representatives voted by a bipartisan majority of 228-164 to pass the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, ending the Federal ban on cannabis. The MORE Act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and expunge nonviolent pot-related offenses. The New York Times reports the law, “would require Federal courts to … Read more

How to Vote for the Democratic Blue Ticket

President and VP: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris US Senate: Mark Kelly US House of Representatives: Ann Kirkpatrick (CD2) and Raul Grijalva (CD3) Propositions: Vote YES on all: Prop 208  Invest in Education Act, which restores hundreds of millions of dollars annually to K-12 education. Pima County Democratic Party supports Proposition 208. VOTE YES. For more … Read more