Videos of Speakers at Democrats of Greater Tucson

To search, use Ctrl + F. Many thanks to Anne Simmons, our Video Production Editor, for editing the videos.  To candidates: If you are interested in speaking at a DGT meeting on Mondays at Noon, contact Program Director Mike Bryan via email: or phone (520) 425-5565. Please complete the Campaign Contact Information form.  State Rep. Daniel Hernandez for Congress in Tucson’s CD6, May 2, 2022  Put the Surplus into Public Education, say LD16 Candidates Keith Seaman and Taylor Kerby, April 25, 2022  As State Senator in New LD18, Priya Sundareshan will Secure our Water Supply, April 18, 2022  Rep. Morgan [...]

Put the Surplus into Public Education, say LD16 Candidates Keith Seaman and Taylor Kerby

Democratic LD16 Candidates Taylor Kerby and Keith Seaman argued forcefully that the state's $5 Billion surplus should be plowed into the public school budgets. They spoke at the April 25, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Keith Seaman is from Casa Grande and seeks a seat in the state House. He is Vice President of the Coolidge Unified District School Board and a delegate to the Arizona School Board Association. Keith Seaman Facebook: Seaman4house16 email: Twitter: Instagram: seamanhouse16web Taylor Kerby teaches 6th Grade at the Grande Innovation Academy in Casa Grande. A lifelong Arizonan, Taylor graduated [...]

By |2022-04-30T14:04:56-07:00April 25th, 2022|Education, Elections, State Representative, State Senator|

2022 is Not an Election to Sit Out

Historically, Democrats lose mid-term elections because they don’t vote. So let’s change that in 2022. The Primary Election in Arizona is Tuesday, August 2. The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Visit Plan Your Vote covers everything you need to know about the voting rules where you live, including registration, mail-in voting, changes since 2020, and more. To help plan our votes, we need to recognize key races in Arizona. While in office, Republican Governor Ducey degraded our schools, supported voter suppression, and signed laws to hurt women’s and LGBTQ rights — to name a few of the pains he caused us. [...]

By |2022-03-18T15:54:48-07:00March 18th, 2022|Elections|

Five Messages to Save Democracy

As the 2022 election season draws closer and the so-called majority party in the U. S. Congress seems frozen by the incredibly bad behavior of the senior senator from Arizona accompanied by the fossil fuel-loving senator from West Virginia. It appears to me that the cavalry will not ride to the Democratic Party’s rescue. It will be up to us at local levels to get voters out and count the votes fairly. Because lawyer time moves exceedingly slower than the election calendar is moving, the possibility is slim that legal efforts and judicial action will protect our voting and election [...]

By |2022-02-16T08:58:54-07:00February 15th, 2022|Elections|

Alert: Call on Pima Supervisors to approve Vote Centers on Feb. 15 at 9 am

Attention all Democrats: the Pima Supervisors need to hear from you! The Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote on establishing vote centers and automating pollbooks at their Tuesday, February 15th meeting. As an already well-established practice in 11 other counties, voting centers are inherently more accessible. "This technology would enable any Pima County voter to vote anywhere in the entire county. That means if they were up on Mount Lemmon on Election Day they could vote there even if they lived here in midtown," said Recorder Gabriella Cazares-Kelly. Vote Centers are more securePima County voters can cast their ballot at any Vote CenterConvenient for rural and urban [...]

By |2022-02-13T13:33:27-07:00February 13th, 2022|Elections|

Fight Back Against Anti-Voter Bills in the AZ Legislature

Right-wing state legislators are attacking our freedom to vote. Already, they have proposed nearly 100 voter suppression bills, and 16 of them will be heard in committees this week. Republican legislators fear losing their one-vote majority in both legislative chambers, and they are working overtime to jam through ever more extreme legislation. It is within our power to stop them. (See below)  Ezra Levin. Register for a special call with Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, co-founders of Indivisible, just for Arizona. Click HERE to sign up. "The fight for a multiracial democracy goes on. We have two options: we can give up [...]

By |2022-01-23T16:50:26-07:00January 23rd, 2022|Elections|

Republicans are Dead-set on Trump’s Crusade to Scrap Our Democracy

2001 has passed into 2002. The first mid-term election of the Biden-Harris administration looms ever closer, and it appears that the Democrats in Washington and throughout the nation are living up to Will Rogers' description when he said, "I belong to no organized political party; I am a Democrat." In 2022, this is no longer funny. As things look to me, the Democrats are the only political force that stands for an effective democracy. At the same time, the Republican Party seems dead set on continuing the Trump administration's crusade to scrap our democracy and replace it with an autocracy [...]

By |2022-01-27T07:42:22-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Elections|

Lauren Kuby Vows to Set a Renewable Energy Standard on the AZ Corporation Commission

Lauren Kuby, an urban sustainability scientist at Arizona State University and candidate for Arizona Corporation Commissioner, warned of the impact of corruption in the Corporation Commission at the December 6, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "(The Corporation Commission) is often called the most powerful branch of government that no one's ever heard of," Kuby said. The position is an appropriate next step for someone who has worked for years to help cities in Arizona achieve energy and sustainability goals, serving as a member of the Tempe city council and as the manager of events and community at ASU [...]

By |2022-01-09T18:49:13-07:00December 22nd, 2021|Elections, Environment/Climate Change|

Massive Crowd Protests “Safe” Republican District in Pima County

A massive crowd of some 300 people swarmed a hotel in Tucson on December 4, 2021, at one of the last public hearings of the Independent Redistricting Commission. One speaker after another railed against the manufactured "safe" Republican district carved out of Democratic Pima County. The roasting hot room had only 165 seats, and people waited for hours for their chance to testify. A busload of Republican MAGA activists pulled up to the hotel, but the riders were not admitted. Because of the huge crowd, attendees were limited to 90 seconds of speaking. Democrats in the room stood up as [...]

By |2021-12-11T08:05:22-07:00December 11th, 2021|Elections, Local Activism|

The Red Shirts are Coming! Democrats Must Rally at the Redistricting Commission

CALL TO ACTION Democrats have two weeks left to make a case for fair and competitive voting district maps. Our last, best chance is for PCs and volunteers to attend the final public town hall in Tucson: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 Public Hearing begins at 10:00 am Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport 7060 S Tucson Blvd (off E. Valencia Road) Tucson, AZ 85756 If you haven't testified yet, you can take advantage of this final opportunity to make a difference. I have personally testified several times. Pima County redshirts are a different breed. They will not make our [...]

By |2021-11-23T07:15:01-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Elections|
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