Videos of Speakers at Democrats of Greater Tucson

To search, use Ctrl + F.  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.   The Benefits of Ranked Choice Voting by Jon Ralston of Voter Choice Arizona, December 19, 2022 Data Analyst Sam Almy Recaps the 2022 Early Vote, November 28, 2022 Pima Supervisor Rex Scott Analyzes the 2022 Election, November 21, 2022 Hilarious Editorial Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons Skewers the MAGA Candidates, November 14, 2022 Catherine Ripley: How Pima Community College is Adapting [...]

Adjusting to Life as an Immigrant in the United States

As ZenBusiness rightly points out, minority small business owners are vital to this country. However, that doesn’t change the fact that relocating can be a very difficult task – even when you’re immigrating to a country like the United States. One of the best ways to adjust, though, is by establishing connections with your new community. So if you’re looking for ways to adjust to American culture, you’re in luck! Democrats of Greater Tucson has assembled the following tips to make living in the U.S. a little easier. Try the Local Food The United States is a very large country. [...]

By |2022-03-01T17:45:21-07:00March 1st, 2022|Immigration/Refugees|

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 program. Refugees from dozens of different countries work together to collect the food. Refugees can keep what they pick, and the rest is donated to the Tucson community. "Sixty percent of what we harvest, which is about 150,000 pounds, annually of fruits and vegetables goes [...]

By |2021-07-07T16:25:56-07:00July 7th, 2021|Immigration/Refugees|

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 sanctuary city cases in New York City, New York State, and San Francisco. Their Attorneys General refused to cooperate with Federal ICE authorities. The Trump administration had retaliated against the Blue states and cities by blocking approximately $385 million in justice assistance grants. Trump’s ICE [...]

By |2021-03-09T19:41:54-07:00March 9th, 2021|Elections, Immigration/Refugees|

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 Julian Castro, former HUD Director under Obama The Latino community is in "a state of emergency," because of COVID, said Julian Castro, former HUD director under Obama, speaking at the Labor Caucus meeting. Latinos are essential workers -- in the farm fields, meat packing plans, groceries, fast food places, and the hospitality industry. [...]

Progress Report from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of CD2 in Tucson. 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. I released a statement last week in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. I am committed to listening and educating myself on how to be a better ally. On the global pandemic front, case numbers have been rising in Arizona. [...]

By |2020-06-15T19:52:59-07:00June 15th, 2020|Arizona Politics, Commentary, Immigration/Refugees|

Consuelo Hernandez Running for Supervisor of District 5 in Pima County

This article appeared earlier on the Blog for Arizona, 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 Science, has been an education activist as a member of the Sunnyside School Board. Realizing the importance of local government, she will, if elected as the next Supervisor of Pima County District Five, [...]

CREDO Mobile: the Phone that Supports Progressive Causes

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 Mobile and its customers. The mobile phone service has donated $89 million since 1985 to organizations supporting economic justice, voting rights, climate justice, civil rights, and women's rights. Without CREDO Mobile and its customers, this impact wouldn’t be possible. Democrats should consider switching to the [...]

Border Activists Demand “Stop the Wall” During Pandemic

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 they need access to landowners’ property urgently, to send surveyors and contractors to their house in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In eminent domain cases such as these, the government sues the landowner for rights to their land. Efrén Olivares, the Legal Director [...]

By |2020-03-27T09:23:56-07:00March 26th, 2020|Immigration/Refugees, Uncategorized|
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