Sandra Kennedy Pushes for Clean Energy on the Arizona Corporation Commission

Contribute to Sandra's Clean Elections Re-Election: Campaign: Sign Sandra's Petition and Contribute: Turning Arizona Green Sandra Kennedy, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, said the agency is getting Arizona off fossil fuels. She spoke at the December 22, 2021, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Solar panels Kennedy said she spoke to Tucson City Council members, asking, "Can you encourage new developers to put in solar panels and battery back up? If you are doing new development, can you encourage the developers to put in battery backup or some renewable energy so that people can benefit from it?" [...]

By |2021-11-25T17:15:37-07:00November 24th, 2021|Environment|

Climate Scientist tells PCDP that Fossil Fuel Companies Spent 30 Years Fighting Climate Action

Dr. Michael Mann, a renowned climate scientist, spoke at a recent event by the Pima County Democratic Party focusing on climate change. Dr. Mann showed us how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change. We heard his battle plan for how we can save the planet. Sandra Kennedy of the Arizona Corporation Commission, spoke about her agency's actions to fight climate change. In May, the commissioners voted to advance and amend Arizona's energy rules that will move the state to 100% carbon-free energy by 2070. Learn more at [...]

By |2021-08-12T13:52:34-07:00August 11th, 2021|Environment|

Climate Scientist Exposes Deceptions by Fossil Fuel Industry

Scientist Michael Mann has a four-point battle plan to fight climate change. Today, fossil fuel companies are using disinformation and deceptive tactics to block actions against climate change – and keep their profits flowing – according to a leading climate scientist. They are harnessing the anti-science playbooks of the tobacco and gun industry playbooks. Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, reveals that fossil fuel companies, right-wing partisans, and oil-funded governments have used "an array of powerful Ds: disinformation, deceit, divisiveness, deflection, delay, despair-mongering, and doomism." Meanwhile, "A clean energy revolution and climate [...]

By |2021-07-03T17:51:49-07:00July 3rd, 2021|Environment|

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. [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:29:21-07:00June 1st, 2021|Arizona, Criminal Justice, Economics, Elections, Environment|

Activist Kevin Dahl, Candidate for City Council, on Protecting our National Parks and Environment

Kevin Dahl, an environmental activist who spent his career protecting National Parks, said that Ward 3 voters asked him to run for City Council to focus on climate change in Tucson. "We need to protect those most at risk," he said. "Parts of Ward 3 are seriously affected." Ward 3 is bounded by River Road to the north, Swan Road at the East, Grant Road to the South, and Silverbell Road to the West. He spoke at the February 15, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. "Climate change is a horrible threat to our Saguaros and the [...]

By |2021-02-17T10:27:12-07:00February 16th, 2021|Environment|

In Her Own Words: Kamala Harris Rallies Tucson for Joe Biden

In the spirit of the late great John McCain, I was thinking, let's start with a little straight talk. Now, you know, there has been some talk about my values. Well, let me just tell you, Tucson. I am a proud patriotic American. I love my country. And our values reflect the values of America. Our values tell us we have witnessed the worst, the biggest disaster of any presidential administration in this country's history. Our values tell us that. Our values tell us that we should not be in a moment where over 225,000 people have died in [...]

By |2020-10-30T07:52:22-07:00October 29th, 2020|Arizona, Economics, Elections, Environment, Healthcare, Joe Biden|

Educator and Community Stalwart Rex Scott is Running for Pima Supervisor, District 1

This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona Rex Scott has been part of the Pima County Community since 1991. A teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the local area,  Scott, who also served as a City Council Member when he lived in Athens, Ohio, wants to take this professional experience and utilize it as the next District One Pima County Board Supervisor. If elected this November, Scott, a former Republican and Independent before becoming a Democrat 16 years ago, vows to be a bipartisan public servant who is a “fair, objective representative for all the people [...]

Steve Diamond, Candidate for Dist. 4 Pima Supervisor, Aims to Oust Anti-Science Incumbent

In a year that indicates a Blue Wave may be coming, the trends are good news to the Democratic candidate Steve Diamon, candidate for District Four Supervisor. A labor activist who is a pragmatic problem-solver who believes in promoting inclusiveness and equity, being accessible and transparent,  forging just consensus and building forward, Diamond believes “that strong local communities where we care for each other and uplift each other are our best hope for ensuring that future (for our country.) If elected, Diamond would concentrate on: Helping the residents of Pima County get through the COVID 19 pandemic. Protecting the environment. [...]

Infrastructure Bank Will Create 25 Million Jobs and Rebuild the Country

A coalition of labor leaders and elected local officials is calling for the creation of a $4 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) to finance infrastructure projects across the country. Based on a successful model that operated from 1932 to 1957, the new bank will make low-interest loans to state and local governments to build affordable housing, mass transit, roads, broadband, water systems, and more. The idea takes a plan from the Democratic National Platform (see p. 17). The independent federal agency will be capitalized with existing U.S. Treasury bonds and will make loans at [...]

By |2020-08-20T08:14:27-07:00August 19th, 2020|Democratic National Convention, Economics, Environment, Labor|

WATCH Tucson Mayor Regina Romero at DGT Online, July 20

Mayor Romero will discuss Mayor Romero discussed: ● Local COVID-19 Response ● Her First Six Months in Office She is the first woman and first Latina Mayor of Tucson, as well as the only Latina Mayor in the 50 largest U.S. cities. She joined Arizona mayors to demand that Governor Ducey take statewide action to combat COVID-19.

By |2020-07-20T18:27:04-07:00July 20th, 2020|Economics, Environment, Healthcare, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero|
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