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: mbryan@gmail.com or phone (520) 425-5565. Please complete the Campaign Contact Information form.  State Rep. Daniel Hernandez for Congress in Tucson’s CD6, May 2, 2022  Put the Surplus into Public Education, say LD16 Candidates Keith Seaman and Taylor Kerby, April 25, 2022  As State Senator in New LD18, Priya Sundareshan will Secure our Water Supply, April 18, 2022  Rep. Morgan [...]

Pray for Ukraine and Support a Family

Click on the "Aid Ukraine" button at the top of this page, or visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dkukraine to support six humanitarian organizations that are assisting refugees and others suffering during this horrific time. Pavel Kryshen A Ukrainian artist -- Pavel Kryshen -- has sent out a call for support for his Etsy shop, which carries digital images of the farmlands and flag of Ukraine. If you were looking to help, please visit his store: www.etsy.com/shop/IronUA. (Another way is to rent an Airbnb in Ukraine. Obviously, you won’t go there, but Airbnb is waiving all fees and the money goes directly to the [...]

By |2022-03-08T15:14:07-07:00March 6th, 2022|Law Enforcement|

Sheriff Nanos on Rethinking the Role of Law Enforcement

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, who’s worked for the department for 32 years, spoke about the challenges facing local law enforcement at the January 24, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.  Police reform has become a hot-button topic in the United States over the past few years. Conversations over how to keep communities safe -- from both criminals and overly-aggressive officers -- have been frequent and passionate. There is quite a bit of data to suggest that communities are often safer when there is less police presence within them, contrary to popular belief. It’s possible that if we rethought [...]

By |2022-02-21T11:34:03-07:00February 19th, 2022|Law Enforcement|

Laura Conover, Pima County Attorney, Illustrates Accomplishments in 2021 Annual Report

Pima County Attorney Laura Conover spoke to a meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson on January 31, 2022. She presented her 2021 annual report, which is available online at bit.ly/PimaAttorney, covering the topics below. To jump to a particular point in the video, simply click the timestamp, below. 0:00 Introduction 1:21 Homicides 3:50 Paperless office 5:12 Salary increases 6:05 End death penalty 8:15 Training and hiring 9:41 Fraud unit 13:10 Victims' assistance 24.41 Cash bail 26:33 Homeless camps

By |2022-02-25T16:19:37-07:00February 4th, 2022|Law Enforcement, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Donald Trump vs. the Constitution with Robert McWhirter on Aug. 17

As Trump claims to “make America great again,” he finds himself repeatedly bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution. ​ Attorney Robert J. McWhirter discussed the president's repeated defiance of the Constitution answering questions like: What is the difference between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump? Can Trump really cancel the election? Is Trump a traitor? What if Trump refuses to leave the white house if he loses the election? How many presidents have lost the popular vote but won in the Electoral College? Can Trump be indicted after he leaves office? [...]

By |2020-08-25T15:23:06-07:00August 18th, 2020|Law Enforcement, President|

What’s Happening In Portland Should Concern Everyone

We want to update you on the situation on the ground in Portland, Oregon. Over this past week, militarized federal forces have escalated their violent attacks against the city's people. In response, the ACLU of Oregon immediately sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Marshal Service. Staff AttorneyACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project And we have no intention of backing down. Please read more on this unfolding crisis and our plans to hold those responsible for the brutality against protesters accountable. Since June, police have fired tear gas and other munitions into crowds gathered to protest [...]

By |2020-07-24T10:47:05-07:00July 24th, 2020|Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement|
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