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|

Speakers at Redistricting Commission Reject Republican Voting District 17

The testimony of 50 voters rejected the gerrymandered voting District 17 that created a safe Republican district in a predominantly Democratic County. They spoke during a six-hour Virtual Town Hall held by the Independent Redistricting Commission on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. There was only one speaker who spoke in favor of draft map LD 17, the Chair of the Santa Cruz County GOP. About 250 people registered to testify at the statewide Zoom meeting. Legislative District 17 map was created to perpetuate the Republican majority in the state Legislature for the next decade. This sprawling district is split in half by [...]

By |2021-11-10T09:48:41-07:00November 10th, 2021|Elections|

Fight the Pro-Republican Voting Maps

We have 30 days to decide Arizona's voting maps for the next ten years. Last Thursday, the AZ Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) reviewed, haggled, tweaked, and finally accepted draft maps for Legislative and Congressional districts. The IRC is now required to receive public input for 30 days on the draft maps. The first public hearing will be a virtual town hall on Saturday, November 6 at 10:00. The all-white, pro-Republican District 17 runs from Red Rock to Vail and was manufactured as a safe Republican district. Register to speak in advance.I did, and you can too. Participants must be registered [...]

By |2021-11-03T10:46:49-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Elections|

Nathan Davis for LD9 House Focuses on Education, Climate and Abortion.

Former middle school teacher Nathan Davis said he will focus on education, climate change and abortion if elected to the Arizona state House from LD9. He spoke at the October 4, 2021, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "I believe we have the best chance that we've had in a while to retake the state legislature," he said. Democrats need to win two more seats in the house and two more in the Senate to have a majority. Meanwhile, "Republicans can do something crazy. They have crazy ideas and even the majority of the Republicans think the ideas are crazy," [...]

Dems Must Flip the Legislature, says LD10’s Stephanie Stahl Hamilton in Senate Run

"We cannot begin to enact laws that are going to protect our state waterways and art clean up our forests and address climate change unless we flip at least one chamber in our legislature and grab the governor's seat," declared Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton, speaking at the September 13, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Hamilton was elected State Representative from LD10 in 2020, and today she is running for the State Senate seat in LD10, formerly occupied by Kirsten Engel. Hamilton is: One of the most progressive legislators in Arizona, according to Progress Arizona.The Regional Lead for Save Our [...]

By |2021-09-15T11:51:39-07:00September 14th, 2021|Elections, State Senator|

Support New Districts for Democratic Justices of the Peace

JUSTICE of the PEACE Redistricting Please email the Board of Supervisors before Sept.7th! The Pima County Supervisors will vote on Justice of the Peace redistricting Sept. 7 (or 21). They will vote for 1 of 3 maps. Option 1 is the only Democratic map. We oppose Option 2 & 3 which are Republican maps. Please email each Democratic Supervisor to ask for their vote for Option 1 which brings equal population & fairer representation to the JPs. ARGUMENTS to Use in your Email: Equal Representation, should be at the heart of redistricting. Only Option 1 meets this criteriaby creating nearly [...]

By |2021-08-23T18:11:41-07:00August 21st, 2021|Elections|

Rep. Andres Cano Demands a Justice Department Investigation of the Fraudit

Andres Cano called for a US Department of Justice Investigation of the Republican Fraudit in Maricopa County. The recount of Maricopa ballots by the Cyber Ninjas/State Senate, "Is a huge travesty of the biggest proportions we've ever seen." He spoke at the July 12, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. The Senate GOP audit just announced that their bungled efforts have forced them to recount their own recount. Maricopa County voters cast 2,089,563 ballots, but the partisan audit failed to match that number.   BREAKING NEWS: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Launches an Investigation into Arizona Senate’s GQP Sham [...]

By |2021-07-15T19:14:40-07:00July 14th, 2021|Elections|

Four Campaigns for Democrats to Increase Our Majorities

An opinion piece in the Washington Post by Katrina Vanden Heuvel jolted me into a gnawing fear. Our Party is failing to face up to the hardening Republican opposition to any action to address such as infrastructure needs, the economic position of middle-class families, and protecting the integrity of our election systems (in the face of Republican-led state legislatures to torque them in favor of Republicans). I have seen this play before. In 2009, the Obama Administration and the feckless leadership in the Senate failed to portray the Affordable Care Act as an essential step toward better health care. I [...]

By |2021-07-15T19:16:11-07:00July 14th, 2021|Elections|
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