Show some love for the Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Every year Iskashitaa gleans and redistributes more than 50 tons of produce annually, reducing local food waste and increasing food security. DGT members can nominate Iskashitaa for the Arizona Daily Star’s Reader’s Choice award. Click here to nominate (scroll down to Best Non-Profit). The Iskashitaa Refugee Network is a non-profit dedicated to helping refugees integrate into Southern Arizona. It offers a year-round fruit and vegetable harvest … Read more

Supreme Court Tosses Trump’s Sanctuary City and Election Challenges

Tossing out the last of the election challenges and sanctuary city claims, the US Supreme Court proved that Chief Justice John Roberts’ statement “that there are no Trump Justices, no Obama justices” to be true. Last week, Biden’s Justice Department and New York and San Francisco asked Scott Harris, the Court clerk, to dismiss the three … Read more

Report on Today’s Hispanic and Labor Councils at the Democratic Convention

This morning, as a National Delegate, I attended the Hispanic and the Labor Councils on Day One the Democratic National Convention on August 17, 2020. The following are my notes on the best comments by the speakers at the meetings. Hispanic Caucus meeting, 9 am The Latino community is in “a state of emergency,” because … Read more

Progress Report from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

by Ann Kirkpatrick Suffice to say, last week was a challenging one for our community. The tragic, heartless, and unjust murder of George Floyd led to a nationwide outcry — an outcry sadly not unfamiliar to us. There is systemic racism still embedded in our country’s fabric, and more must be done to address it. … Read more

Consuelo Hernandez Running for Supervisor of District 5 in Pima County

Consuelo Hernandez

The election to succeed the late progressive icon Richard Elias as the next Supervisor of Pima County District Five features candidates from two local political families. Consuelo Hernandez, the sister of State Legislators Alma and Daniel Hernandez is one of them. Ms. Hernandez, a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Global Health … Read more

CREDO Mobile: the Phone that Supports Progressive Causes

Credo Mobile

Every month, CREDO gives $150,000 to the progressive causes you care most about — including the ACLU, Amnesty International, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Women’s March, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Planned Parenthood, Brady: United Against Gun Violence and many more. CREDO Action is a nationwide social change network of 5 million activists, made possible by CREDO … Read more

Border Activists Demand “Stop the Wall” During Pandemic

Efrén Olivares, the Legal Director of the Racial and Economic Justice Program at the Texas Civil Rights Project

Leaders from 109 state and national civil rights, immigration, religious and environmental organizations sent a letter to US leaders demanding they halt land possession and construction related to the border wall during the COVID-19 national emergency. In the last week, the federal government has filed new condemnations and a motion for immediate possession, arguing that … Read more