Mayors Gallego and Romero on What is At Stake in AZ’s 2022 Elections

Both Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero know what is at stake in the 2022 elections as Arizona finds itself at the proverbial fork in the road where voters will decide whether to elect candidates and measures up and down the ballot that will take the Grand Canyon state backward or vote for individuals and propositions that will move us forward. Responding to a request for comment for this article, Mayor Gallego relayed: This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. “We have an incredibly important election coming up this November. No matter how you feel [...]

How to Talk to Voters with Evynn Bronson and Anna Smith of Mission for Arizona

Video editing by our fabulous volunteer: Mallory Riegger. This is a recording of the Salon: How to Persuade Voters with Mission for Arizona, presented on July 7, 2022. Our speakers were young volunteers, Evynn Bronson and Anna Smith, both Tucson organizers for Mission for Arizona. Anna Smith is the field organizer for the Eastern Foothills and North Tanque Verde. She moved to Tucson in February from Easton, Pennsylvania, to work for Mission for AZ. Evynn Bronson worked for the mayor of her hometown of Idaho Falls and for Congressman Adam Schiff on Capitol Hill. Mission For Arizona is a grassroots [...]

By |2022-10-26T11:49:20-07:00July 15th, 2022|Elections, Mark Kelly|

Democratic Candidates in the 2022 Primary

AZ GOVERNOR Katie Hobbs - US CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 Kirsten Engel - US SENATE Mark Kelly - AZ SECRETARY OF STATE Adrian Fontes - AZ ATTORNEY GENERAL Kris Mayes - AZ TREASURER Martin Quezada - AZ SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Kathy Hoffman  - AZ CORPORATION COMMISSION (vote for 2) Sandra Kennedy - Lauren Kuby - State Representative LD18  Nancy Gutierrez 520-222-9969 Chris Mathis (520) 465-8290 State Senator LD18 Priya Sundareshan 520-344-3477 

By |2022-08-10T12:42:18-07:00July 10th, 2022|Democracy, Elections|

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.   Camaron Stevenson, Managing Editor of the Copper Courier, September 19, 2022 Kirsten Engel Campaigns to Restore Abortion Rights in Congress, September 12, 2022 Pima County Attorney Laura Conover, September 5, 2022 Supervisor Rex Scott Targets Gun Pre-emption Law, August 22, 2022 Councilman Kozachik on Water, Toxic Chemicals [...]

Democratic Strategist Rachel Bitecofer

Many thanks to our video editor Mallory Riegger, a Precinct Committee Person in LD18. Chapters in YouTube: 00:05 Democratic Strategist Rachel Bitecofer 00:09 Introduction to Democratic Strategist Rachel Bitecofer 01:12 Democratic Strategist Rachel Bitecofer Remarks 12:35 Q&A Click here to read the Rachel Bitecofer DGT 6-20-22 transcript Rachel Bitecofer spoke at Democrats of Greater Tucson on June 20, 2022. She is a nationally-recognized election analyst and Democratic strategist who publishes election forecasts for presidential and congressional elections on the Substack newsletter website. Her strategy is that Democrats must deliver a single, strong message to the independent voters that exposes the [...]

By |2022-06-26T19:08:20-07:00June 22nd, 2022|Elections|

Engel and Hernandez Exchange Views in CD Six Debate

This article originally appeared in Blog for Arizona on May 20, 2022 and is repeated here in its entirety. I am glad I live in Tempe and not any of the areas in the new Arizona Congressional District Six. Why? Because it will be a difficult choice to make between Democratic Congressional Candidates Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez. Appearing in a debate (more like professional discussion) sponsored by Arizona PBS on May 19, 2022, both candidates ably presented themselves as viable future members of the House of Representatives as they discussed district needs,  inflation, abortion, border security and immigration, and [...]

By |2022-05-25T20:37:23-07:00May 25th, 2022|Arizona Politics, Elections, US Congress|

Democracy is Under Full-Blown Attack

"Democracy is Under a Full-Blown Attack," was presented by the Democrats of Greater Tucson on May 19, 2022. Frank Figliuzzi discussed the fascist threats to our freedom and democracy as we enter the 2020 election season. Frank Figliuzzi is a national security commentator and regular guest on NBC News and MSNBC. He was the Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, where he served for 25 years. Visit to see his book The FBI Way, Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence, and numerous videos, podcasts, radio, appearances, and photos on his site. Designated Survivor Frank Figliuzzi: The idea [...]

By |2022-07-01T21:17:14-07:00May 22nd, 2022|Elections, Webinar|

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|
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