The Biden Jobs Recovery Barrels Ahead, and Gas Prices are Dropping

To quote the President of the United States: "Here's the deal." The June Jobs Report, defying expectations, showed the creation of approximately 372,000 positions. And by the way, gas prices are falling. In a statement from the White House, President Biden relayed: "Today, we learned that our private sector has recovered all of the jobs lost during the pandemic and added jobs on top of that. This has been the fastest and strongest jobs recovery in American history. It would not have been possible without my administration's decisive action last year to fix a broken COVID response and pass the American Rescue Plan to [...]

By |2022-07-18T16:09:34-07:00July 18th, 2022|Economics|

The Economy is Booming Under President Biden

In January, the US economy grew by 467,000 jobs. The economy has boomed under President Biden, putting the lie to the myth that Democrats don’t manage the economy as well as Republicans. The American jobs machine is roaring at full speed, fueling a strong recovery and creating opportunities for workers. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan and Biden’s successful vaccination program (75 percent of adults are fully vaccinated), Americans are back at work at a record-setting pace. This should not come as a surprise to anyone. The economy has performed better under Democrats than Republicans since at least World War [...]

By |2022-02-06T16:12:10-07:00February 6th, 2022|Economics|

DGT Radio: If I Were Advising Biden, I’d Tell Him To…

In this episode of the John C. Scott political forum, broadcast on January 22, 2022, DGT President Larry Bodine describes what he would advise Biden to do, now that the Build Back Better agenda has been blocked. You'll also hear how you can activate yourself with Democrats of Greater Tucson. Larry Bodine: If there ever was a time to get active in local politics, it's right now. This is Larry Bodine, President of Democrats of Greater Tucson. I'm calling on you to activate yourself by joining us and helping to elect Democrats. Just Google: Democrats of Greater Tucson, and click [...]

By |2022-01-26T14:35:38-07:00January 25th, 2022|Economics, Joe Biden, Local Activism|

Are We Better Off Than We Were Last Year? You Bet!

By most measures, the Biden/Harris Administration has had a successful first year. That does not mean that they accomplished all their goals. They did not. However, after their first year in office, many objective observers can point out that the Biden/Harris Administration has outperformed the mediocrity and embarrassment that was the Trump/Pence team. After the first year of this Administration: Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. People with affordable and accessible health insurance is up. COVID vaccinations are up. People combatting food insecurity is down. Child poverty is down (but is creeping up again thanks to Mr. Manchin's and Republicans' [...]

By |2022-01-22T08:48:06-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Economics|

Robert Reich Spells Out Benefits of the $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill

The $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact paid leave, Medicare expansion, free community college, and so much more of what the American people need. Robert Bernard Reich is an American economist, professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, as well as serving as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton.

By |2021-09-23T18:53:57-07:00September 20th, 2021|Economics, Healthcare, Joe Biden|

Video: Andres Portela, Tucson Council Candidate, Ward 6

Our Voice, Our Vote–Arizona advocates for progressive public policies and mobilizing voters. Andrés Portela is an Afro-Latino activist running in the August 3 Democratic primary for the Tucson City Council to represent Ward 6. If elected, he would be the first African-American on the City Council since 1980 Andrés spoke about building community through prioritizing our H.O.M.E. Housing: helping families avoid evictions, placing the homeless in housing and installing a public advocate to fight predatory landlords. At one time Andres had to live in his car, but today he is married and owns a house. Opportunity: Using the [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:12:07-07:00June 7th, 2021|Economics, Elections, Tucson|

The 4 Priorities of Congressional Candidate Kirsten Engel

State Senator Kirsten Engel outlined her four priorities for US Congress at the May 31, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "What do I see as my priorities? What am I going to work on in Congress? I would say there are four top priorities. "My top priority is building an economy that works for everyone through investments in hard and social infrastructure. And I think that this will enable us to expand our economy, safeguard our natural resources, fight climate change, and put people to work. And I would say that that investment in hard infrastructure is important. [...]

Marcos Ysmael: How to Find Help for Tenants Facing Eviction

Video editing by Anne Simmons. As the June 30 termination looms for the federal eviction moratorium, Marcos Ysmael, the Pima Country Housing Program manager, is acting to rescue Arizonians from eviction. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) might extend the moratorium on COVID-related evictions beyond June 30, he told Democrats of Greater Tucson at their April 19 meeting. Ysmael has 37 years of experience leading community development and housing programs. He is devoted to securing affordable homeownership and affordable rentals for Arizonans. Now, he's facing his biggest test yet: A pandemic-related recession that continues to force millions of [...]

By |2021-04-24T15:12:13-07:00April 21st, 2021|Economics, Housing|

Running for Congress in CD2, Kirsten Engel Seeks a Thriving Economy and Infrastructure Development

Arizona State Senator Kirsten Engel (D-LD10) has an impressive resume that checks all boxes as a Democratic Congressional Candidate looking to succeed the retiring Ann Kirkpatrick in 2022. Senator Engel has been: A staff attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency. A staff attorney for the Sierra Club. The acting chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Division. Visiting Associate Law Professor at Vanderbilt, University of California, and Harvard. Professor of Law/Environmental Law at the University of Arizona (a position she still holds.) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Arizona from 2012 to 2015 A member of the Arizona State [...]

Demanding a Budget for our Total Community Town Hall

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By |2021-03-16T12:56:51-07:00March 16th, 2021|Economics|
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