National Pot Legalization Expected to Pass in the House This Week

This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. A historic House vote to end the federal prohibition of cannabis is expected to pass this week. It would mark the "first time that the House or the Senate has ever voted as a full chamber on legislation to end the federal cannabis prohibition since it went into effect following the passage of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970," writes Leafly's Bruce Barcott. Known as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, the bill was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D–N.Y.) (who led the House impeachment [...]

By |2020-12-03T13:20:54-07:00December 3rd, 2020|Democratic Convention|

HEAR: Key Points of the Democratic Convention with DGT President

 John C. Scott, host of the Political Forum on KVOI 1030 AM, interviewed me as a Delegate to the National Democratic Convention to discuss the key points of the 4-day program. Among the highlights: Overall, it was a terrific miniseries -- put together in 8 weeks from scratch, like building an airplane in flight. Joe Biden gave the speech of his life. He was forceful and made no errors. Importantly, Bernie Sanders gave a solid supporting speech. Barack Obama's speech was a 911 call. "Trump treats the presidency as a reality show to get the attention he craves," he said. [...]

By |2020-08-25T15:44:42-07:00August 23rd, 2020|Arizona Democratic Party, Democratic Convention|

Report on Today’s Hispanic and Labor Councils at the Democratic Convention

This morning, as a National Delegate, I attended the Hispanic and the Labor Councils on Day One the Democratic National Convention on August 17, 2020. The following are my notes on the best comments by the speakers at the meetings. Hispanic Caucus meeting, 9 am Julian Castro, former HUD Director under Obama The Latino community is in "a state of emergency," because of COVID, said Julian Castro, former HUD director under Obama, speaking at the Labor Caucus meeting. Latinos are essential workers -- in the farm fields, meat packing plans, groceries, fast food places, and the hospitality industry. [...]

Join Convention Watch Parties Across Arizona

Check out all of the Convention Watch Parties the Democratic Party is hosting! Please share these with your online communities. There will also be virtual watch parties in communities around the country. Find them at African Americans for Biden  AAPIs for Biden  Muslims for Biden  Native Americans for Biden  Progressives for Biden  Ethnic Communities for Biden  Out for Biden  Team Biden Disability Coalition  Veterans and Military Families for Biden  Rural Americans for Biden  Educators for Biden  Women for Biden  Young Americans for Biden  Todos con Biden  Believers for Biden  Jewish Americans for Biden  Seniors for Biden  Labor for Biden 

The Democratic Party National Platform

Click to read the Democratic Party Platform 2020-07-31 Table of Contents DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 4 PREAMBLE 5 PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 8 BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY 13 Protecting Workers and Families and Creating Millions of Jobs Across America 14 Raising Wages and Promoting Workers’ Rights 14Enacting Robust Work-Family Policies 16 Investing in the Engines of Job Creation 16 Building A Fair System of International Trade for Our Workers 20 Putting Homeownership in Reach and Guaranteeing Safe Housing for Every American 20 Leveling the Economic Playing Field 22 Reforming the Tax Code to Benefit [...]

By |2020-08-06T07:44:03-07:00August 6th, 2020|Democratic Convention, Elections, Joe Biden|

Schedule of Events for Democratic National Convention, Aug. 17-20

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) today announced the leaders from across the nation who have been asked to serve as permanent officers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as well as the initial schedule for the convention’s four nights of programming. Both items have been submitted to the Democratic National Convention Committee Rules Committee, who will ratify these items at their meeting tomorrow.  Convention organizers also released the initial schedule of daytime activities, including virtual caucus and council meetings, where delegates will come together to hear from party and community leaders as they continue to organize [...]

By |2020-07-31T16:02:36-07:00July 31st, 2020|Democratic Convention, Elections|
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