LD18 Has a Plan to Keep Extreme Republicans Out of Office

Above: Adrian Fontes, Democrat for AZ Secretary of State, wants everyone to Be a Voter Extreme Republican candidates are running for office in Arizona this November! If elected, they will attempt to defund public education, criminalize abortion, overturn past and future election results, promote fossil fuels, and continue to enrich themselves and special interests at the … Read more

DGT Salon with Progressive Veterans from Common Defense of Arizona

For our kickoff evening Salon on March 24, 2022, we presented three progressive veterans from CommonDefense.us, the country’s largest veteran-led grassroots organization committed to mobilizing veterans to elect accountable leaders and promote progressive values in 2022 and beyond. Not all veterans are conservatives and Republicans. We have three wonderful Arizona veterans joining us to explain the … Read more

January 10 DGT Board Minutes

BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING DATE: 1/10/2022 PRESENT: Mike Bryan (1st VP ), Susie Caroline Anderson (2nd VP), Steve Linder (Treasurer), Christina Early (Secretary), Members at Large: Sandee Binyon, Jeanne Christie, Steve Early, Lee Oler, Kathy Ramage-White ABSENT: Larry Bodine(President) CALL TO ORDER: 1:17pm Approval of Agenda with flexibility motion by Steve L / 2nd Kathy … Read more

Miranda Lopez: Redistricting is #1 Challenge for Democrats

Redistricting in Arizona is expected to break up Democratic powerhouse LD9, but also to change Republican-held LD11, according to Miranda Lopez, the Director of the Pima County Democratic Party. She spoke at the July 5, 2021, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.   Miranda Lopez started as the new Director for the Pima County Democratic … Read more

Nurses’ Plea: Please Stop Socializing in Person

By Judy Rich, RN, Mimi Coomler, RN, Joy Upshaw, RN, TMC Nurse Managers We are writing this letter from the front lines of TMC HealthCare. We are not strangers. We are your neighbors, your friends, and your families. Our children are in the same classes, even though they’re online right now. We patronize your businesses and stand in line … Read more

Preparing for a Post-COVID New World Order in Pima County

I would argue that Pima Community College could and should play a key role. History is riddled with periods of war, famine, natural disasters, plague, and pestilence that swept nations, only to simmer and die with varying degrees of death and destruction.  Today, in addition to being at the precipice of the most emotionally laden … Read more

Using Your Social Influence to Boost Voter Turnout

If this were a normal election year, we would be knocking on doors to help turn out your communities to vote. But this is nothing like a “normal” election year. This article is by Kate Scully, MoveOn’s Mobilizations Director. MoveOn’s newe strategy is called “Vote Tripling.” It relies on research that shows that “social influence”—encouragement … Read more

Joe Biden: To end systemic racism, no one can stay silent. No one can ignore injustice

In every corner of this country this weekend, George Floyd’s words, which were the words of Eric Garner before him, are echoing from millions of voices in our streets and in our hearts. “I can’t breathe.” And, Friday should have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday — a day she didn’t live to see. They are … Read more

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 … Read more

“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 … Read more